I wanted to get a white filling, but my dentist says the amalgams are better. Should I just get that or should I go to a different dentist?
Dania F. – Florida
If I were in your place I would go to a different dentist. White fillings, also called composite, are actually superior to amalgam fillings. I suspect he is pushing toward the amalgams because he isn’t skilled in placing composites.
Especially if he is an older dentist, it wouldn’t have been training that he would have received in dental school. He would need to get post-graduate training to do those well. They’re a different technique than what he’s used to.
You’ll want to go to the best dentist possible to serve your needs. It doesn’t sound like your current dentist is keeping up with the current technology and advancements.
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