Require more of the tooth to be removed in order to make a space large enough for the filling
Expand and contract more than other types of fillings, possibly leading to cracks or breaks in the tooth
Because of these disadvantages, people might want to consider composite dental fillings as a good option instead of standard amalgam fillings.
Benefits of Composite Dental Fillings
Composite fillings are a tooth-colored mixture of plastic and glass that are used to fill cavities. While composite fillings have been around since the 1960s, a lot of improvements over the years have made them an good choice for filling cavities.
There are three reasons why you might prefer composite dental fillings. Composite fillings:
Can be matched to the color of the tooth so they are less visible
Require a smaller space in the tooth, saving more of the healthy part of the tooth
Chemically bond to the tooth, which helps avoid cracks and breaking
Composite fillings can also be used to repair chipped, broken, or worn teeth and blend right in with the surrounding teeth.
Call Kool Smiles Today
At Kool Smiles, we believe all kids have the right to quality dental care. Make an appointment for your child at Kool Smiles by calling us today.
We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about your child’s dental health, cavities, and composite dental fillings.
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