Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way over the years and the days of traditional amalgam fillings are being replaced by the use of composite fillings. Why is it that you would choose composite fillings over traditional amalgam fillings? Dr. Glenn Reese in Acworth, GA discusses the difference between the two filling options and why you may choose one over the other.
The amalgam fillings are obvious, can you spot the composite filling?
Amalgam simply means a mixture of metals. In dentistry, amalgam fillings are typically made of mercury, silver, tin and copper and appear silver in color. Some may worry that the mercury in the amalgam fillings is harmful, but