What is the difference between a composite and amalgam filling?

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What is the difference between a composite and amalgam filling?

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Composite fillings are “tooth colored” resin based fillings. Our office primarily uses these type of fillings for most restorations. Amalgam or “silver” fillings are used mostly on primary teeth but occasionally suit certain types of occasions for adult restorations as well. The composite fillings are stronger and in most cases are better for the tooth structure than the silver fillings. Composite fillings do cost, on average about $20 more than amalgam fillings and in some instances are not covered by some insurance plans on posterior teeth. We recommend that if you are unsure about your dental coverage regarding composite restorations that you check with them prior to any restoration appointment.

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