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For nearly a century and a half, the best option for filling cavities has been metal-based fillings. Thanks to modern technology, and the guidance of our expert dentists at Scott A. Young, DDS, you can now get resin-based composite fillings. Although each type of filling has its pros and cons, composite fillings are most notably important for their aesthetic beauty. Some of the advantages of each include:

Advantages of composites:
– can be matched to the color of your teeth

– can be used on cavities too small for amalgams

– can be repaired many times over without having to remove the original filling

– last 7-10 years

– do not contain mercury, which can be allergic to some individuals

– more preventative to tooth fracture

– are better sealants of the margins, and do not leak like an amalgam can

Advantages of amalgams:
– can last many years longer in larger cavities

– typically more affordable

– easier and quicker for the dentist to place

– have a 150 year proven track record of quality

To learn more about our wide array of oral health care options, please contact our excellent service team at 704-541-5900, or visit our office in Charlotte, North Carolina. We look forward to hearing from you soon! For a brighter, whiter, and healthier smile, call us today!