If proper oral health care methods are not followed daily, your tooth enamel can become damaged, which can result in cavity formations. If a cavity arises, tooth loss can eventually occur. To treat cavities, dental fillings are used. Two of the most popular forms of tooth whitening are composite fillings and dental amalgams.
Composite fillings, also referred to as tooth-colored composites, offer a more modern form of dental filling. Using modern technology, composite fillings can be used to replicate the look of your teeth. Furthermore, they can easily be repaired or replaced without the need to remove the original, although they cannot match the effectiveness and durability on large cavities that amalgams can provide.
Dental amalgams have been around for a very long time, over 150 years in America, and remain relatively unaltered from their previous incarnations. Even though they are much more precise these days, the formula remains simple, as it has an established track record of safety and effectiveness. Dental amalgams are mixtures of metal substances bound with mercury, which has been proven to be safe at low levels.
Depending on your oral health ailments, our dentist at Ultimate Smile Dental can help you find which treatment will work best for you. Dr. Robert Wagner and our team would love to see you at our dentist office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 954-566-5428. Let us help you with all of your oral health care needs!