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Pros And Cons Of Composite Fillings


Posted on 10/15/2017 by Front Office
Filling National Dental Hicksville NY 11801-5062
Composite fillings are a type of filling that is fixed into the tooth during in a dental procedure that is designed to replace tooth enamel and bone that has decayed. A composite filling is usually made of two materials: plastic and glass.

Generally speaking, composites tend to be a lot cheaper in cost than amalgam fillings which have a much higher quality. They are designed to be the same color as the tooth itself. There are a number of benefits as well as disadvantages to having composite fillings that patients should think about.

The Pros of Composite Fillings

One of the biggest pros of composite fillings that most patients will think of is the lower cost. They also bond well chemically to the tooth enamel (which is what you want in a filling).

In addition, they are tailored to suit the color of the patient's teeth, which helps to make for a much better smile (especially if they are at the front of the mouth). Unlike metal or amalgam fillings, much less of your tooth has to be removed in order to fit them in.

Composite fillings have a lot of versatility and is the type of filling that we would recommend to most patients.

The Cons of Composite Fillings

Like anything else, composite fillings also have a couple of cons. Unfortunately, they tend to have a much shorter lifespan than other types of filling and therefore you will probably need to get them replaced a couple of years later. The procedure also takes a little bit longer. Patients can also experience a high level of sensitivity for a while after the operation.

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