1430 S. Dixie Hwy Ste 312, Coral Gables, FL 33146   |   Get Directions

Know the Pros and Cons of Composite Fillings

added on: September 3, 2021

Do you need to have a cavity filled and are considering the use of composite resin? This filing material is more popular than ever, and many people are choosing it over the traditional metal varieties.

However, before you decide if this is the restoration that is right for your mouth, you should fully consider the pros and cons.


A composite filling is a good option because it will match your natural tooth color. There are a variety of shades available, so your dentist can help you to choose the option that works best for your mouth and will best match the rest of your smile. The end result is going to be a confident and natural-looking smile.

A composite filling can be placed quite quickly, as the entire process can be completed in a single visit. For most people, the opportunity to get your filling completed in just one appointment is always great news.


With silver amalgam fillings, a good portion of your tooth will need to be removed in order to make room for the filling material. With a composite filling, less material will needs to be removed, and when more of your original tooth remains, it will be stronger once the filling is placed.

Composite fillings use a chemical bonding process that can prevent breakage. This can make it the more cost-effective treatment option in the long run, as you won’t need to replace it frequently.


Composite fillings tend to be less sensitive than metal options. Amalgam fillings can be sensitive to cold or hot temperatures, but composite fillings don’t suffer from these same issues.

Your dentist can help you to choose the right filling material for your cavity, so contact our office today to find out what option might be right for you.

Posted In: Uncategorized