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Dental fillings are great restorative dental products that fill your tooth cavities and improve your oral health. Without these products, your smile would be greatly damaged and you would never have the strong, healthy, and beautiful chompers you deserve.

There are many different types of dental fillings in Fort Worth, Texas, but composite and amalgam fillings are the fillings that are the most frequently used. To help you know the differences between the two products, our Barron Dentistry team is happy to provide the following information:

-Composite Fillings: Composite fillings are great products that mimic the appearance of your natural teeth. They are made of ceramic, resin, and plastic compounds and they are generally used for the front teeth. However, because of the recent developments in the dental world, composite fillings can also be used for the back teeth because their strength and durability has improved. In addition, composite fillings can also help with other cosmetic issues, like discolored teeth, chipped teeth, and much more.

-Amalgam Fillings: Amalgam fillings are very popular because they provide strong, durable, and dependable results. Amalgam also lasts for many years and it’s the cheapest and easiest option to work with. Because this filling is made of mercury, silver, tin, and copper, it has a silver color, which makes it a good choice for the back teeth.

Now that you know all about composite and amalgam fillings, which are also known as white and silver fillings, it’s time to choose the one that is best for your smile! If you would like help making this decision, your dentist, Dr. Barron, is more than happy to help you—all you need to do is call 817.732.1626 and schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!