Amalgam, or silver, fillings are made up of a variety of metals. This type of filling, along with composite fillings, is used to fill cavities. Amalgam fillings are a safe and less expensive alternative to composite fillings. There is a proven track record of over 150 years that shows amalgam fillings as one of the safest and least expensive fillings used in dentistry.
Composite, or tooth-colored, fillings are made up of plastic and ceramic compounds used to restore a tooth that has decay. There are many benefits to having a tooth-colored filling. One of the major benefits is that it’s more aesthetically pleasing as opposed to a silver filling. It also bonds to the remainder of the tooth helping to prevent breakage. If you’ve been noticing soreness, pain, or anything else making your teeth and mouth uncomfortable, don’t hesitate to give us a call and schedule an appointment. Reach out to our office today by calling 412-373-7777 at your earliest convenience!