The Advantages and Disadvantages of Composite Fillings

January 27, 2022 0
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Composite fillings are a good alternative to amalgam fillings. They are used by dentists to repair your teeth. With a composite filling, your dentist can color match the amalgam to your current teeth to blend in with your regular teeth. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of composite fillings.

Advantages Of Composite Fillings

  • They look like natural teeth and not like a metal filling
  • The composite is durable because it bonds to the tooth
  • The material can fit into small holes which results in less drilling
  • They prevent sensitivity to hot and cold
  • The composite can be used to repair broken, chipped, broken and worn teeth

Disadvantages Of Composite Fillings

  • Composite fillings are more complex and a little longer to place.
  • Composites cost more money
  • They wear out faster, especially when they are used for large cavities and there’s excessive chewing
  • Deep fillings may become more sensitive
  • They are prone to staining, especially with frequent coffee and wine consumption

To learn more about which type of filling is best for you, visit our website at Sedation and Implant Dentistry in Tehachapi, a call today at (661) 822-3727.


Jose David Sanchez is a member of the American Dental Association


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