Tooth-colored fillings are designed to match the color of your teeth. I do not use mercury-silver amalgam fillings because I feel that today’s tooth-colored fillings use excellent materials for dental restorations. For example, tooth-colored fillings (which are made of a composite resin) are highly aesthetic, very durable, often require less drilling, and thus help to preserve more of your own tooth structure.
Make Damaged Teeth Look Like New Again
The use of silver fillings is a topic that is often the subject of debate. Some patients ask me to remove old amalgam fillings because they are worried about the health effects they have seen or read in the news, or because these restorations are not esthetic. I respect patients desire to have these fillings changed, but my personal philosophy is that if these filings are not broken, defective, or decayed, then they should be left alone. If you really want them replaced with a tooth-colored filling, we can discuss the risks and benefits together and decide what is in your best interest.
If you would be interested in getting a tooth repaired, or if you would like to replace an old filling with a tooth-colored filling, please contact our office today.