Are amalgam fillings white?

Is there a difference in quality between white and silver fillings?

DecayThe lay term for carious lesions in a tooth; decomposition of tooth structure. develops in your teeth either from neglecting your oral routine and/or having an unhealthy diet and results in cavities forming. Once this happens, you will often need to visit your dentist and have fillings placed in order to repair the tooth and avoid any future dental problems arising.

Historically, the choice of fillings was limited, however, we now have more choice. AmalgamSingle surface silver filling. fillings are silver fillings which are made from a variety of metals and have been the traditional type of fillingA lay term used for the restoring of lost tooth structure by using materials such as metal, alloy, or porcelain. used. These fillings are very durable and have a long lifespan. In fact, with proper care some can last up to 20 years. However, due to their colour they are more noticeable in your mouth and consequently more people have begun to shift towards having compositeSingle surface composite filling (white or tooth colored) performed on a tooth in the front of the mouth. fillings, which are white.

Composite fillings are tooth coloured and are very attractive to people who want their fillings to blend in and match the natural colour of the enamelHard calcified tissue covering dentin of the crown of tooth.. Moreover, they are strong and long lasting, however due to the aesthetic, they do take longer to place and are more expensive.

If you have any questions regarding fillings, or want a recommendation from a professional, feel free to contact your practice and the team will be happy to assist.

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