For many years, silver amalgam has been the standard restorative choice for posterior teeth. Silver fillings are composed of a mixture of metals. But with the advent of modern technology, composites (white fillings) that match the shade of your teeth are now a great alternative.
What are white fillings?
White fillings are tooth-colored resins used to fill cavities. Composite white fillings can be used on all teeth — front and back. White fillings are used for restoring decay and cosmetic improvements such as changing the color of teeth or reshaping teeth. They blend seamlessly into your smile, which makes them discreet.
In addition, the preparation of the tooth for a white filling is much less involved than for a silver filling, so more of the original tooth structure is left intact, and the tooth remains stronger.
Composites offer strength and durability and give you beautiful white teeth!
If you would like to replace your unsightly amalgam fillings, call Albany Smiles to book a consultation.