Cavities and Composite Fillings

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Cavities have been repaired using a variety of methods over the centuries of dental care. The two most common modern choices are amalgam, or silver, fillings, and composite. Composite fillings have come to take the place of amalgam fillings in nearly all dental applications because of the advantages they have.

Amalgam fillings leave obvious silver patches on your teeth when applied. This distracts from the natural beauty of your smile and can make you self-conscious. Our Crosby Dental Center team takes care to be sure your composite filling matches the color of your teeth so you can smile with confidence.

An increasing number of people are concerned about the potential safety hazard of amalgam fillings, as a significant portion of them is mercury. More and more people prefer to avoid the hazard of having mercury in a tooth, so Drs. Jim Nored & Annette Gemp uses composite fillings to avoid the problem entirely.

Dentists have recommended repairing back teeth with amalgam even after the introduction of composite because of the durability difference between amalgam and early composite fillings. Now that is no longer needed. Composite filling durability and longevity now equals or exceeds amalgam, so your fillings can last for years.

To learn more or to schedule your appointment with our dentist, please call our office in Houston, Texas, at 281-328-3569 today!