Tooth-Colored Fillings by Dr. Rudner
If you have old-fashioned metallic fillings, we can replace the glints of silver in your smile using tooth-colored materials that will be indistinguishable from your natural tooth structure. The composite material used in tooth-colored fillings offers several advantages over traditional silver amalgam fillings; besides the more attractive, natural appearance they create, tooth-colored fillings will also expand and contract with temperature at a rate similar to that of natural tooth material, helping to prevent cracks in the future. Also, because metal fillings do not naturally adhere to teeth, healthy tooth structure must often be removed during placement; the use of tooth-colored fillings therefore helps conserve more of the tooth’s natural mass. Some patients also desire for their metal amalgam fillings to be replaced due to possible health concerns over mercury, which has in the past been used in the creation of amalgam fillings.