As a dental office committed to providing the highest quality of care to our patients, Triple S Dental recognizes the importance of staying up-to-date with the latest advances in dental technology and treatment options. One such advancement is the use of composite fillings to replace traditional amalgam fillings, which have been used for many years as a standard method for filling cavities.
While amalgam fillings are durable and long-lasting, they have a number of drawbacks that can impact a patient's oral health and confidence. These drawbacks include their unattractive appearance, potential health risks associated with mercury, and weakening of teeth due to the removal of more tooth structure.
Fortunately, composite fillings offer a range of benefits over amalgam fillings that can enhance a patient's oral health and overall wellbeing. These benefits include:
Natural appearance: Composite fillings are tooth-colored, making them virtually indistinguishable from a patient's natural teeth. This means patients can smile and talk with confidence, knowing that their dental work is not noticeable.
Improved safety: Composite fillings are made from a mixture of plastic and glass, making them safe and non-toxic. They do not contain any mercury or other potentially harmful metals, which can provide patients with peace of mind.
Preservation of tooth structure: Composite fillings require less tooth structure to be removed than amalgam fillings, which means that more of a patient's natural tooth can be preserved. This helps to maintain the strength and integrity of their teeth over time.
Improved bond strength: Composite fillings bond directly to the tooth structure, which creates a stronger, more durable filling. This means that composite fillings are less likely to crack or break over time, reducing the need for replacement.
Reduced sensitivity: Composite fillings do not conduct heat or cold as well as amalgam fillings, which means that they are less likely to cause sensitivity or discomfort after placement.
At Triple S Dental, we believe that composite fillings are a superior choice for most patients. If you have amalgam fillings that you would like to replace with composite fillings, our experienced dental team can help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about the benefits of composite fillings for your oral health and confidence.