The strengths of dental fillings cannot be overstated. Without dental fillings, cavities could run amok in your mouth and potentially lead to permanent tooth loss. Here are a few tips about dental fillings to ensure you find the right one to strengthen your smile for many years to come:
– If a dental amalgam is damaged, it will need to be detached and replaced. If a composite filling is damaged, it can be repaired or replaced without detaching the filling.
– If you are seeking a dental filling that blends in with the natural color of your teeth, composites are a better choice than amalgams as amalgams leave a metallic finish compared to composites, which can be shaded to better match your preferred tooth color.
– Dental amalgams are metallic dental fillings that are often best applied to large and oversized cavities. Composite fillings are tooth-colored fillings that are often best applied to smaller cavities.
– If you would prefer mercury-free dental fillings, avoid dental amalgams and go with composite options instead.
If you are looking to improve your smile with dental fillings or any other procedure at Robinson Wolfgramm Dental, you are welcome to book an appointment with Dr. Taylor Robinson and our team at our dentist office in Provo, Utah. We can be reached at 801-373-2060. We are here to help you get the healthy smile of your dreams!