Amalgam or resin? Dentists and patients today have several choices when it
comes to selecting materials to fill cavities.
Jul 26, 2011 ... In the past, patients' fillings were made of a silver amalgam material. Today,
patients also have the option of choosing composite, tooth-colored ...
Amalgam is most commonly referred to as “metal” or “silver” fillings. Composite
fillings are known as white or tooth-colored fillings.
Some dental insurance plans cover the cost of the composite up to the price of a
silver filling, with the patient paying the difference. As composites continue to ...
Sep 14, 2009 ... As much as there are many pros and cons of using these fillings on ones tooth,
those of composite are of more benefit than amalgam fillings ...
May 14, 2015 ... Amalgam and resin-based composite are the two most common ... for any cost
difference if you choose to have composite fillings instead.
May 17, 2014 ... Reva Dental offers a choice of materials for fillings: resin-based composites,
which we see as 'white' fillings, and dental amalgam.
Dental amalgam has an established record of safety and effectiveness, which the
scientific community has extensively reviewed and affirmed.
Ask Dr. Stanfield: Is there a price difference between metal fillings and other ...
We offer both silver (amalgam) fillings and white (composite) fillings at our office.
Aug 27, 2011 ... Differences Between Amalgam vs Composite Fillings. Appearance: The most
obvious difference lies in the appearance. Composites can be ...