|*Since they bond to the tooth, composite fillings restore most of the original
strength of the tooth. Amalgam weakens the teeth, making them more
susceptible to breaking. Since broken teeth are very expensive to restore,
composites can save a lot of expense over the long run.
*Composite fillings restore the natural appearance of the tooth.
Teeth restored with white fillings are less sensitive to hot and cold than teeth
restored with amalgam, if correct techniques are used.
*Composites are mercury-free. Mercury in fillings is viewed by some
as being toxic.
*Composites require less removal of tooth structure. Especially with new
cavities, the size of the hole made for the filling can be dramatically smaller
|Dr. West uses white composite filings on all his restorations,
unless requested otherwise.
|Dr. Keith S. West, DMD