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Do you have a cavity? Do you wonder if you should choose composite fillings? If so, we’re happy to offer you a few pieces of advice on the benefits of composite fillings.

  1. If you need a dental filling, your dentist will have to start by removing decay from the afflicted tooth. Unfortunately, this can cause teeth with a filling might be weaker than your teeth. This leads to another benefit of a composite filling: they literally bind with your tooth and provide additional structure.
  2. If you need a filling, your dentist will start by removing tooth decay, and some of its bone structure. Sadly, even after your filling is placed, your tooth could be somewhat weaker. Fortunately, with composite fillings, less preparation is necessary, allowing your tooth to remain most of its natural strength.
  3. In the 1990’s there was a disagreement about the dangers of mercury in the mouth. Fortunately, no scientific evidence has shown that having fillings with mercury in them can cause health problems. Fortunately, composite fillings contain no mercury in them, so you won’t have anything to worry about.

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of a composite filling, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are excited to hear from you soon.