Amalgam & Composite Fillings at Macedon Family Dentistry
Family Dentists in the Macedon, Palmyra and Fairport area
Amalgam fillings, along with composite (tooth colored) fillings, are the most widely used today. A silver amalgam filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a silver filling. A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.
There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Our dentists will discuss with you the best options for restoring your teeth. As with most dental restorations, composite and amalgam fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.
If you want to learn more about amalgam or tooth-colored fillings or if you are seeking a Palmyra dentist, Fairport dentist or Macedon dentist, call us today for an appointment.