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Are composite fillings actually better than metal fillings? Not necessarily—though they do have some benefits over metal fillings. If you are interested in learning more about what some of these benefits are, please read on.

  1. Before your dentist can place a filling, they will need to clear decay away from your tooth. Sadly, this means that teeth with filling—or almost any type of dental work—may be weaker than your other teeth. But, we have good news for you. Composite fillings bind to your tooth and add some tooth structure.
  2. If you have a cavity, you get a filling. But, did you know that the materials used composite fillings can be used to repair other problems, including a cracked or chipped tooth, teeth that have been worn down, and even broken teeth. In fact, composite fillings can also be used to repair teeth that have been damaged by grinding and nail biting.
  3. Have you ever worried about the health of metal fillings—mostly because they have mercury? Did you know that no scientific evidence has ever linked health problems with mercury? Still, there are many concerns about the safety of mercury in your mouth. If you have these concerns, try composite fillings. They don’t have any mercury in them.

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of a composite filling, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are excited to hear from you soon.