There are many different types of dental fillings in Fayetteville, North Carolina, which can make things a bit difficult when trying to decide which one to restore your oral health with. However, our David J. Harsant, DDS, PA team is happy to make things a little easier by comparing two of the most commonly used dental fillings: composite and amalgam fillings.
-Composite fillings: Composite fillings are white, tooth-colored products that restore the health of your smile all while maintaining its beauty. This filling is made of ceramic, resin, and plastic compounds, and it is generally used for the front teeth. However, because of recent improvements, the product now has the strength to withstand heavy chewing forces, which makes it possible to use the filling in the back teeth as well.
-Amalgam fillings: Amalgam fillings are strong, durable products that restore your oral health and give you results for many years. This filling is made of mercury, silver, tin, and copper, and it is generally used for the back teeth because of its color. This option is one of the easiest and cheapest products to work with and it effectively and quickly fills cavities.
For more details and information about composite, amalgam, or any other type of dental fillings, please call 910.864.4646 today and talk to a member of our dental team. We are also happy to help you if you schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. David J. Harsant, at your earliest convenience. We will be happy to meet with you and determine the best restoration for your smile.