Amalgam fillings, or glass fillings are a preferred method for filling teeth for many reasons.Metal fillings are still being used in dental offices, but they've been talked about for some time regarding various reasons.
Depending on the person, the place and the specific filling that is needed; glass fillings might be the best option for over metal ones. Patients can also request a specific type of filling that they're more comfortable with when it comes to having teeth fixed in office.
Glass Filling Benefits
There are benefits that come with the glass fillings. They're mixed up of not only glass, but also acrylic resin. Mixing them together creates a stronger, tighter hold without the mercury and other components that are usually found in the metal fillings.
Additionally, those that have previous dental histories of having issues with their teeth may find that these fillings are better suited to their mouths and dental issues. They stay longer and break down slower, giving the person a better chance at keeping their teeth that are filled for a longer period of time.
Fillings are something that can be requested by choice. You have the option to go with the ones that you feel the most comfortable with. If the dental office provides both, request the one that you'd like to have instead. Metal fillings are becoming a thing of the past, but they continue to be offered in some offices.
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Learn more about glass fillings and how they can be added to your mouth when it comes to having the best filling.
You want something that is going to last for some time and through the use of the right fillings, you can have just that. Call us today to set up an appointment with one of our dentists to speak about your filling options.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (530) 206-9211 today.