If you need a more accessible version of this website, click this button on the right.Switch to Accessible Site

Howard Fetner DMD | What is the difference between white & silver filling? in Jacksonville

Howard A Fetner D.M.D

904-778-1455

What is the difference between white & silver filling?
 

Silver Fillings known as Amalgam have been around for decades.  Made from a metal alloy, it was the best restoration for fillings.  The metal expands and contracts with the heat and cold placed in the mouth.  This allowed for little bacteria to enter a tooth once filled; keeping the tooth healthy and strong.

White Fillings, also known as composites are often made of plastic or glass polymers. These cosmetic fillings allow us to fill a cavity with a substance that will look and feel just like your existing tooth structure.  This restoration is created with a resin material and fits tightly into a tooth to prevent decay.  Rather than a gray or silver material in your mouth, the composite color will match the tooth color.

 
 
Jacksonville Dentist | What is the difference between white & silver filling?. Howard Fetner is a Jacksonville Dentist.