Most of the time, you’ll have the option of choosing between a metal or composite resin or natural tooth colored filling when it comes to dental restorations.
You want to make the right decision for both your oral health and bank account. How can you choose whether a silver and a metal filling is best?
Get started by considering the pros and cons of each.
Benefits of Metal Fillings
Benefits of White Fillings
To make an informed decision, you also need to know the downsides to both restorative options.
Disadvantages of Silver Fillings
The main downside to getting a silver filling is the fact that it’s highly visible. It can also tarnish with time, which causes teeth to discolor and darken. Silver amalgam restorations require more tooth material to be removed to hold the filling in place. Even if you have just a tiny cavity, getting a metal restoration will mean losing more tooth structure.
Disadvantages of White Composite Restorations
Thanks to newer advancements, there are fewer disadvantages to white fillings than in years past. Traditional composite restorations used to not last as long as metal fillings, but that’s beginning to change. However, they still cost slightly more.
You’ll need to get a professional examination to figure out which restorative option is best for the structure of your tooth.
Contact a local family or cosmetic dentist to schedule a consultation.
Posted on behalf of:
Group Health Dental
230 W 41st St
New York, NY 10036
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