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With all the wonderful advances in the world of dental technology made in the last few decades, we now also offer newer options for fillings too. Should you be interested in a stronger, sturdier filling, the tried and true metal amalgams may appease your needs. However, if you should be interested in more natural-looking fillings, composites may just be your first choice. Below are a few benefits of each:

Benefits of composites:
– can be matched to the color of your teeth

– can be used on cavities too small for amalgams

– can be repaired many times over without having to remove the original filling

– last 7-10 years

– do not contain mercury, which can be allergic to some individuals

– more preventative to tooth fracture

– are better sealants of the margins, and do not leak like an amalgam can

Benefits of amalgams:
– can last many years longer in larger cavities

– typically more affordable

– easier and quicker for the dentist to place

– have a 150 year proven track record of quality

Don’t let tooth decay ruin your day. To learn more, or to book an appointment with our wonderful team at North Texas Dental, please call us at 903-893-2800, or visit our office in Sherman, Texas. Cavities can be conquered, so feel free to come see us today.