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Why tooth-colored fillings are more popular than silver amalgam alternatives

Posted in Tooth Filling | May 15, 2022

young attractive girl at sunsetDr. Kenneth Egger of Mount Pleasant, MI is a general and family dentist in the community who focuses on ensuring dental work is not only in the best interests of the patient but is also biocompatible with the smile and aesthetic. In the past, many patients went to the dentist and obtained silver amalgam fillings which are dark and highly noticeable on the natural teeth. However, composite resin fillings are tooth-colored and the more desirable choice for patients nowadays. Now is a great time to learn more about these aesthetic fillings and how they are the best choice for patients who need to address cavities within the smile–and why silver amalgam fillings, still used today, can be problematic for your health!

Why choose tooth-colored composite resin fillings for cavities?

Tooth-colored composite resin fillings are a popular choice for treating cavities. They can be matched to the color of your natural teeth and are less likely to cause staining or discoloration. Composite resin fillings are also strong and durable, making them a good choice for restoring teeth. These affordable and effective solutions are often selected by patients, especially those who are aware of the downfalls of traditional silver amalgam fillings.

Why are silver amalgam fillings bad for the smile?

Silver amalgam fillings are made of a mixture of mercury and other metals. While they are long-lasting and affordable, they can cause staining and discoloration of the teeth over time. Additionally, silver amalgam fillings can release toxins that can be harmful to your oral health. For these reasons, many patients are now choosing tooth-colored composite resin fillings as a safer and more aesthetically pleasing option.

Find out more about the advantages of tooth-colored fillings

If you are considering dental treatment for cavities, tooth-colored composite resin fillings may be the best choice for you. These fillings are strong, durable, and look natural – making them a great alternative to traditional silver amalgam fillings. To learn more about this material and dental fillings, call Dr. Kenneth Egger and his team in Mount Pleasant, MI. The practice is located at 900 East Bellows Street and can be reached by phone at (989) 773-3560.


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