For many years silver fillings were the standard choice for fillings. Recent developments in composite fillings have made them the new standard for for durability. They have the distinct advantage of matching the color of your natural teeth so that they are unnoticeable.
A History of Composite Fillings
For well over a century, silver was the main option for dentists when it came to filling cavities. It was a natural choice because of its strength and durability. Silver was so commonly used by dentists that it is probably the first image that comes to mind when people consider fillings.
Eventually, advancements in the mixture of composite fillings caused them to begin to surface as a favorite choice. At first, they were primarily used for restoring front teeth because the mixture could not handle the pressure produced by the back teeth. Recent developments in durability have made composite fillings a solid choice for any tooth.
Why Composite Fillings?
The primary reason that composite fillings have become so popular is that the color accurately matches the color of natural teeth. This means that fillings can blend in so that no one can tell you have them. Your smile will appear as if you had no fillings, at all. Other positive factors include less sensitivity to extreme temperatures, simplicity of repair work, and a superior bond with your teeth.
If you have to have a filling, composite fillings are the most attractive choice.
Quality Matters When it Comes to Your Health
Discount dentistry may get you in and out quickly, but we invest time in building relationships with our patients. We’re not in the dentistry field to provide patients with a quick fix, we’re in it to make sure they enjoy dental health for years to come.