Learn about Composite Fillings
For years, our office has replaced amalgam (silver colored) fillings with composite (tooth colored) fillings. Although the silver material was commonly used in the past, composite has become the preferred material to use for fillings.
- The appearance of a silver filling may be less attractive than a more natural looking composite filling.
- The feeling of metal in the mouth may be displeasing.
- Silver fillings will eventually corrode and even leak causing decay to re-occur underneath the filling.
- Silver filling material has a slow expansion and the part of the tooth next to the filling may fracture over time.