DrDental – Exploring the Benefits and Drawbacks of Using Amalgam Fillings for Dental Restoration

02/07/24 4:44 PM

Amalgam fillings are useful in baby teeth. If a child still has their baby teeth but needs a filling, paying the high cost for white filling on teeth that their adult teeth will soon replace may not be the best affordable option. Cost may not be an issue for some people, but if it is, an amalgam filling is a very affordable filling option.

An additional reason why you may want to have amalgam fillings. Amalgam filling can withstand high pressure. They become helpful in filling in molars where the chewing load is higher. Amalgam filling is well tolerated by most people, with only rare occurrences of allergic response. Course amalgam filling is silver in color, which may be okay for back teeth that are not easily seen but might not be what you would want to have towards the front of your mouth.

While amalgam fillings have many advantages, they also have some disadvantages. One of the most significant drawbacks is their appearance. Amalgam fillings are silver in color, which may not be desirable for front teeth that are easily visible. Additionally, some patients may be allergic to the metals in amalgam fillings, although this is rare.

Ultimately, the choice of material for dental fillings is personal and should be made in consultation with your dentist. Your dentist can help you weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each filling material and choose the one that is best for your specific needs. Remember, all dental services are less expensive when you have dental insurance or a dental discount plan. So keep us in mind for your dental plan needs.

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