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What's the difference between resin fillings and metal fillings?

image of teeth with metal and resin filling | royal oak miPatients prefer our tooth-colored fillings in Royal Oak, MI, because they are aesthetically pleasing and offer unique benefits.

Although they cost a little extra, resin fillings (or tooth-colored fillings) have several advantages over metal fillings. 

Besides being aesthetically pleasing, tooth-colored fillings offer the following benefits:

  • They are the same color as your tooth, so nobody can tell you have fillings.
  • They bond to your tooth from the inside, actually making it stronger.
  • They don't expand and contract like metal fillings can.
  • They don't contain any mercury.

Of course, the American Dental Association has deemed the mercury in silver fillings safe. However, many patients feel more at ease with a mercury-free restoration. As a result, some patients opt to remove their silver fillings and replace them with our tooth-colored option. 

In addition to filling cavities, composite resin fillings can conceal various tooth flaws affordably, including tooth discoloration, chips, small gaps between teeth, and minor shape issues. 

Contact Your Royal Oak Dentist for Tooth-Colored Fillings Near Me

Do you have old silver fillings in need of replacement? Are you considering cosmetic dentistry to conceal a few tooth flaws? Reach out to a team member today to arrange your consultation with the dentist. 

Our dental office serves all areas, including Royal Oak, Clawson, and beyond. 

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