Dental Health & Insurance 101

Have you ever wondered what we put in your tooth when you get a filling? Amalgam and Composite fillings are the two most common types of filling material used in a tooth after a cavity. Most likely, you either have a filling yourself or know someone who does.  Did you know that there are some major differences between the two materials? Or that you have options when it comes to what gets used?

Amalgam:

Made mostly from Mercury and other metals

Lasts up to 10+ Yrs

Costs Less

Strong, less sensitive

 

Composite:

Made from plastic and fine glass

Lasts up to 10+ Yrs

Costs More   

Bonds directly with tooth

Matches the color of your teeth

 

Please, try talking to us about the different options you have and how to ensure that you are making the most of your dental insurance benefits for the long-run.