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Can I replace silver fillings with white?

Dr. Robert Kudla at Mountainside Family Dental can replace your silver fillings with white composite fillings (tooth-colored fillings) for a more uniform smile. Over the years, dentistry has evolved tremendously, allowing us to create smiles that look natural even when they need restorative treatment.

One of these treatments is a tooth-colored filling. Unlike the silver amalgam fillings of years past, tooth-colored fillings blend in with the natural color of your teeth. 

Silver vs. Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings 

Silver fillings are made from silver or an amalgam of metal alloys, while tooth-colored fillings are made from white composite resin. Not only are tooth-colored fillings more attractive, but they also do not contain any metal or mercury.

Though the American Dental Association confirms that silver fillings are safe, some patients are intolerant to the mercury or other substances in the filling. Tooth-colored fillings are completely biocompatible, and they don’t require as much tooth preparation as silver fillings do.

Schedule an Appointment at Our Mountainside Dentist Office

At Mountainside Family Dental, we offer aesthetic tooth-colored dental fillings to treat decay or broken, chipped, or cracked teeth. Please call us today at (908) 232-6900 if you have a previous silver filling you would like to replace with a tooth-colored filling.

You are also welcome to fill out an online appointment form here. Dr. Robert Kudla will be happy to speak with you about your options and restore your smile to its former glory. 

We look forward to seeing you soon! 

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