The benefits of white (composite) fillings over silver (amalgam) fillings

The benefits of white (composite) fillings over silver (amalgam) fillings

For hundreds of years the silver (amalgam) fillings have been the standard material used in dental fillings. They work just as well as the recently perfected white (composite) fillings however, do not offer the same cosmetic and natural benefits.
Composite fillings have been used for the past 30 to 40 years; initially these fillings were poor quality and vulnerable to shrinking and the composite material leaking in the patient’s mouth.¬†However, the same cannot be said now. Years of research and tests have perfected composite fillings and they now come with increased health benefits in addition to matching the color of your teeth.
The cosmetic benefits of the composite fillings are astounding. Silver fillings stick out and can be seen every time someone opens their mouth. Composite fillings have the ability to be matched to your teeth color and blend in seamlessly.
The composite fillings bond with your teeth securely and fill the holes completely so less of your natural tooth structure is lost. These fillings will last for an average of seven years before they need to be replaced.
To find out more about the services and procedures we provide at Dr. Lorentzen’s dentist office give us a call today at (763) 540-0101.

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