White fillings by Alexandra Dental Care near Burton and Ashby in Staffordshire
When should you consider these restorations?
- Most people have fillings of one sort or another in their mouths. Nowadays fillings are not only functional, but can also be natural looking (cosmetic).
- Many people don’t want silver fillings that show when they laugh or smile because they are more conscious about the way they look.
- There is also a slight chance that some people may be sensitive (allergic) to the metals used in silver amalgam fillings.
If this sensitivity is proven, it may be best to replace the amalgam fillings with another type of restoration/filling.
Comparison with amalgam fillings.
White fillings have in the past been considered less long lasting than silver amalgam fillings. But there are now new materials available with properties comparable to amalgam, and these are proving very successful.
Replacing amalgams with white filling material.
- It is usually best to change fillings only when your dentist decides that an old filling needs replacing. If so, you can then consider replacing the old fillings with a tooth-coloured material.