What are the benefits of tooth-colored filling?
- Unlike traditional amalgam fillings, composite restorations do not contain mercury. Although the small amount of mercury present in traditional fillings is generally considered safe, many people still have concerns over potential side effects. Silver amalgam fillings can weaken teeth when they expand or contract due to temperature changes.
- Compared to traditional methods, dentists do not have to remove as much of your natural tooth structure in order to place a tooth-colored filling.
- Composite fillings are resistant to changes in temperature and can actually strengthen teeth.
- Composite fillings actually bond more securely with the tooth's structure than amalgam, leading to a more durable and longer-lasting restoration.
- Using composite results in less post-treatment pain and sensitivity than traditional fillings.
- Some of the highest quality fillings Charleston has to offer are composite options, there are no known health risks associated with the use of these material types.