While no dental filling will last forever, composites can be less durable than amalgam or gold fillings and may need to be replaced sooner. Composites cost more than amalgam and occasionally are not covered by some insurance plans.
Because composite fillings require the tooth be kept clean and dry while the cavity is being filled, it can take a little longer to complete a composite filling than a metal one. Tooth-colored composite fillings are now used more often than amalgam or gold fillings, primarily for their cosmetic benefits.
We invite you to contact Morgan Family Dentistry at 910-324-1283 (Richlands) or 910-347-1283 (Jacksonville) to learn more about our dental fillings in Richlands, North Carolina, and schedule your appointment with our dentists.