Dental technology has changed a lot since the era of ‘silver fillings.’ Most individuals identify dental amalgams as silver fillings. Dental amalgam is a blend of silver, mercury, copper and tin. Nowadays, dentists possess the technology to utilize extremely powerful porcelain to form extremely powerful resins to make white fillings that look very natural instead of dental amalgam.
For many years, amalgam has been the sole choice for filing teeth. The ones who desired restorations that looked natural needed to choose cosmetics treatments that were more costly, for instance, a dental crown.
Composite resin allows dentists to treat dental cavities cosmetically without utilizing invasive processes. Even though it is only the other day that composite resin became famous, white fillings were first presented in the 60s. At the time, composite had a varied material and was not sufficiently strong to be utilized on rear teeth.
Advantages of Composite Resin Fillings?
The method of amalgam fillings is efficient for stopping cavities; however, new composite resins have some obvious benefits:
The filling’s color perfectly complements the color of your natural tooth.
The resin links to your tooth from the interior, offering the tooth extra support. This is to assist in avoiding breakage and shields the tooth from too much temperature variations.
Resin fillings need less natural tooth structure removal.
Resin fillings do not have mercury at all.
Apart from filling cavities, another use of composite resin is to repair teeth, using for instance fixing chips.
Other than providing composite fillings, we also provide patients with filling replacements if they desire to remove old silver fillings or amalgam.