Amalgam and Composite Fillings in Calgary

One bad cavity is all it takes to negatively impact the functionality of your teeth. If you’re considering dental restoration with amalgam or composite fillings, our Calgary clinic is happy to talk you through the process. Whichever option you prefer, our team will ensure you leave with a strong and durable tooth in place.

Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam fillings remain a popular choice for many patients based on the procedure’s relatively low price point. Comprised of copper, tin, silver and other miscellaneous elements, amalgam fillings provide strong resistance when chewing for long-term durability.

Composite Fillings

A composite filling is the most natural looking option for patients as it best replicates the colour of your teeth. Although composite fillings take longer than amalgam fillings, they do require less drilling.


Patients should note that dark liquids (coffee, red wine) can stain any filling work that has been done. Generally speaking, composite fillings do not last as long as their amalgam counterparts.

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The Benefits

  • Limits the damage caused by cavities
  • Protects the tooth from further decay
  • A cost-effective restoration that is typically covered by most insurance plans

If you have any questions regarding the best type of restorative filling for your lifestyle, don’t hesitate to reach out. Book a personal consultation by contacting us today. Don’t forget to protect yourself against future cavities. Learn more about our preventative dentistry services.

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