Are you wondering about the benefits composite resin have over amalgam fillings? Dentists have used amalgam to fix teeth and fill cavities for over 150 years. Recently, dentists have been transitioning over to composite resin due to the increased health benefits and aesthetic appeal. There are some concerns about the low levels of mercury in amalgam fillings and whether it causes toxic side effects. Composite resin offers a mercury-free alternative that closely matches the tooth’s natural color. They restore the tooth’s strength, protect it from decay, and can last up to 20 years. Composite resin fillings also allow the tooth to retain the majority of its structure. If you’d like to determine which type of filling is best for you, give us a call! You can reach us by phone at (707) 741-6090 or contact us through the form on our website.