Need to Know: Silver Fillings

Years ago, silver fillings, also known as amalgam fillings, were used to fill cavities. Now, there are better, safer methods using tooth-coloured composite resin to bond and repair damaged teeth.

Key takeaways:

– Fillings are inspected by a dentist during a check-up.

– Silver fillings which show no signs of damage are usually left in place.

– The dentist will discuss new types of fillings if a silver filling has some damage, or the tooth is deteriorating.

Due to the type of material they contain (mercury), dentists usually recommend that silver fillings remain in place unless damaged.

More:

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