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Should I choose a metal or composite resin filling?

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Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Your priorities?

Cost and longevity favor amalgam. If esthetics are your thing , then composites.
The size of the cavity can also influence your decision. If it is small, a composite filling may require less tooth to be drilled away. There are other alternatives too, though they have higher costs. Gold is still a terrific choice. There are also porcelain fillings. Don't be afraid to talk to your dentist.

In brief: Your priorities?

Cost and longevity favor amalgam. If esthetics are your thing , then composites.
The size of the cavity can also influence your decision. If it is small, a composite filling may require less tooth to be drilled away. There are other alternatives too, though they have higher costs. Gold is still a terrific choice. There are also porcelain fillings. Don't be afraid to talk to your dentist.
Dr. Robert Fong
Dr. Robert Fong
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Definitely,Composite

The advantages of choosing a composite filling include a more natural appearance, frequently a strengthening of the filled tooth, and a bonding of the filling to the tooth creating a better seal.

In brief: Definitely,Composite

The advantages of choosing a composite filling include a more natural appearance, frequently a strengthening of the filled tooth, and a bonding of the filling to the tooth creating a better seal.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: YOUR PREFERENCE

The use of amalgam (silver or metal) fillings has decreased over the years due to the mercury contained in them and the fact that they don't match the natural tooth.
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In brief: YOUR PREFERENCE

The use of amalgam (silver or metal) fillings has decreased over the years due to the mercury contained in them and the fact that they don't match the natural tooth.
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Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Personal Choice

There has been a lot of public outcry for discontinuing the use of amalgam for dental restorations in the past and present.
The american dental association position as which is also supported by the fda also is that the material is a safe and effective restorative option for patients. The newer composite resins are stronger than previous resins and can offer a more esthetic appearance.

In brief: Personal Choice

There has been a lot of public outcry for discontinuing the use of amalgam for dental restorations in the past and present.
The american dental association position as which is also supported by the fda also is that the material is a safe and effective restorative option for patients. The newer composite resins are stronger than previous resins and can offer a more esthetic appearance.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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