We are keen to help you improve your smile and the replacement of dark tarnished fillings can enhance even the prettiest of faces. We do not advocate the removal of all your silver fillings simply for the sake of it but will advise you when appropriate of the options available to you.
What are amalgam fillings?
Amalgam and silver fillings are the metal coloured fillings that many people have. Amalgam was the traditional material used for fillings for many years. Amalgam fillings are a mixture of a metal alloy and mercury. We do not place amalgam fillings in our pregnant patients or nursing mothers.
Why should I consider white fillings?
Most people have fillings of one sort or another in their mouths. Nowadays fillings are not only functional, but can be natural looking as well. Many people don’t want silver fillings that show when they laugh or smile because they are more conscious about the way they look.
White fillings are as strong as silver fillings when used in the correct situation. They also bond to the tooth so there is less chance of liquids leaking between the filling and the tooth.
If your dentist feels that a white filling would not be suitable replacement, we can advise on other white alternatives such as a porcelain inlay or crown.