If you currently have silver fillings, we would like you to consider replacing these potentially damaging relics from dentistry’s less sophisticated times with composite fillings that match the color of your own teeth.
If you have a new cavity, we also recommend the composite material over silver fillings. Why? For starters, the composite resin is more durable. It bonds adhesively to the tooth and forms a tight seal that prevents bacteria from wreaking havoc on the covered teeth. And, while silver fillings are known to eventually turn the tooth gray and expand over time (even to the point of cracking the tooth), tooth-colored fillings remain stable and real-looking even as the years go by.