New Look Dental is pleased to offer you a choice in dental fillings: we provide both amalgam and composite fillings. But, what’s the difference, and how do you choose what’s best for you?
Amalgam fillings—the silver-coloured fillings most people associate with dental fillings—are a popular choice because they are easy for dentists to work with and generally considered stronger than composite fillings. They are also cost-effective for patients.
Composite fillings are made of ceramic and plastic compounds that are a close colour match to natural teeth, and this makes them a popular choice for fillings in more noticeable places like front teeth. Some patients also prefer them to amalgam fillings, because amalgam fillings contain mercury as a binding agent. Though proven safe, we offer you the choice between these two types of fillings, and we can also replace amalgam fillings with composite fillings if you wish.