Why Replace Metal Fillings with White Fillings?

When someone has a cavity, it’s common to get the issue fixed with a filling. In the past, the most popular fillings used were silver fillings and crowns, but recently, many dentists have started to shift away from those materials due to a fear of the metals used to compose them. Composite white fillings that are made of porcelain are great alternatives to the traditional metal fillings.

White fillings are the same color as the teeth, so there’s no need to worry about the tooth discoloration that you may experience from using silver fillings. In addition to the closer match in color, using porcelain fillings can also be more beneficial to your health. The heavy metals used in silver fillings can irritate the tissue in your mouth, but white fillings don’t pose the same risks.

If you have fillings that you want replaced or you’re planning on getting fillings sometime soon, you should consider white fillings as an effective alternative. At Enamel Newport Beach, we use tooth-colored materials to restore teeth. As your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Joseph Kabaklian can help you get your smile back without the risks involved with silver fillings. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!

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