Children's Dental Health Associates

  White vs. Silver Fillings  

There are a variety of reasons why our dentists at Children’s Dental Health Associates choose to use white fillings versus silver fillings.

For instance, white fillings are mercury-free and mercury is viewed by some as being toxic. There is also less removal of the tooth structure when using white fillings. If done correctly, the white filling is less sensitive to hot and cold, making it a better filling for young patients. Silver fillings tend to weaken the teeth and make them more susceptible to breaking, while white fillings bond to the natural tooth and restore most of its strength.

The best thing about white fillings, and why our dental staff choose them, is that they match the natural color of the patient's other teeth. No one can tell that a filling is even there!

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