White Tooth Fillings vs. Silver Fillings: What’s the Difference?
Anyone who has had a cavity is familiar with the dental treatment of fillings. In the past, your dentist may have used an amalgam or silver filling to treat your cavity. But modern dentistry now offers a more aesthetic and safe alternative with white tooth fillings.
At Anjum A. Ansari D.M.D. General & Cosmetic Dentistry in Boston, we use only the safest and most durable materials for cavity fillings. And so we recommend white filling, which is composed of either porcelain or composite resin. Further, when fillings are made with these materials, they blend in flawlessly with the surrounding natural teeth to create a perfect restoration.
What is to know about white fillings?
White tooth fillings, aka composite fillings, are made of composite dental resin. Their white color blends beautifully with your natural teeth, so others can hardly tell you have a filling. These filings are durable, safe, and do not contract or expand with temperature changes in your mouth, so there is no danger of them cracking your teeth. Unlike silver fillings, white fillings are bonded onto your teeth to fill cavities, strengthening your teeth in the process. In addition to their aesthetic appearance, they are versatile and easy to repair without replacing the entire filling. While amalgam fillings were the standard care for a long time, they have fallen out of favor over the last twenty years or so. Dr. Ansari does not place amalgam restorations.
What is the best choice for you?
With the help of your Boston dental specialist, Anjum A. Ansari, D.M.D., you can determine what filling would be best for you. Working with a dental professional is key to getting the most from this treatment.
To schedule an appointment with Anjum A. Ansari, D.M.D., contact the practice of Anjum A. Ansari D.M.D. General & Cosmetic Dentistry in Boston at your earliest convenience. Call today at (617) 581-0689 to schedule your appointment.