Dental fillings are useful for treating dental decay and cavities. The decayed portion of the tooth is required to be removed which needs to be filled. Most dentists recommend amalgam and resin composite dental filling and both these fillings have their own pros and cons. Let’s take a closer look.
Amalgam fillings are also popularly known as silver fillings. It is a combination of silver, copper, mercury, and tin. Mercury consists about half of the compound and helps in binding the metals towards offering strength and durability. Mercury forms a safe and stable compound when mixed with other compounds.
Resin Composite fillings are made from plastic and ceramic compounds. As these resins mimic the natural appearance of the teeth, these the resin composite fillings easily blend in within your teeth. Resin Composite fillings are also popularly known as tooth-colored fillings or white fillings.
Dental fillings can aid in treating dental decay and preventing the decay from spreading further. To know which type of dental filling is suitable for your dental needs and budget, schedule an appointment with Campbell & Williams Family Dental to have your teeth examined and cavities filled.