Traditional amalgam, or silver, fillings are made up of a mixture of metals, one of which is mercury. Mercury can be harmful to your health as it is released in small amounts through your filling. Composite dental fillings, however, are 100% mercury-free, so you never have to worry about them endangering your health. Amalgam fillings can also cause fractures or cracks in your tooth over time. On the other hand, composite fillings can actually strengthen the tooth structure for a long-lasting restoration.
If you are interested in receiving dental care that benefits both your smile and your health, we invite you to reach out to our team at 303-586-4034 and learn more about composite dental fillings.