Silver, or amalgam, fillings are an effective material that has been used for many years. But there are drawbacks to amalgam fillings, and one of them is that they tend to darken over time. If the tooth is visible, the filling will mar your appearance because it stands out from the rest of your teeth.
Fortunately, at Queen Anne Dental, we can now use a filling made of a composite material, and we refer to these as composites or composite fillings. The advantage of using this material is that it contains porcelain, which is very durable and natural-looking.
Porcelain is used in a lot of dental applications, like veneers, because it so closely resembles the natural translucency of your own teeth. This allows us to create dental fillings that blend seamlessly with your own teeth and are virtually indistinguishable.
Composite material makes a beautiful replacement for old silver fillings, but they may not be appropriate for your specific needs. We want to ensure that all your teeth are stable and healthy, and Dr. Goel can talk to you about other treatments that may be more appropriate for your situation.
If you are interested in replacing your old silver fillings, please contact our Queen Anne Dental office. A member of our professional team will be happy to arrange an appointment at your convenience.