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  • Comparing Composite Fillings vs. Silver Fillings

Comparing Composite Fillings vs. Silver Fillings

There are many reasons as to why one may update to a tooth colored/composite filling from a silver filling.

Composite fillings bond to the tooth structure and seal the margins from bacterial invasion. The tooth can be treated much more conservatively and thus maintain the maximum amount of original tooth structure as possible.

Silver fillings, on the other hand, require drilling undercuts out of the tooth in order to retain the restoration since it is not bonded directly to the tooth. These undercuts may weaken the tooth in larger fillings and predispose the tooth to subsequent fracture.

Composites, with their opportunity to be conservative and applying their adhesive characteristics, can reinforce and guard against fracture. If a filling is required we believe that composite restorations are in the best interest of the patient.

If you have more questions or would like to request a consultation to discuss replacing your dental filling, contact our office today!

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