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Are tooth-colored fillings better than silver fillings?

For several decades silver fillings were the standard restoration for dental cavities. Today, many dental professionals, including your dentist in Lincoln, NE, rely on tooth-colored fillings for several reasons.

  • Tooth-colored fillings are aesthetically pleasing but still work beautifully.
  • Tooth-colored fillings do not contain mercury, which is a preference for some patients.

While the mercury contained in fillings has been deemed safe by professionals, patients often feel more at ease with composite resin, which makes up the tooth-colored option. Some patients even have older silver fillings removed and replaced with the white or tooth-colored variety.

Tooth-colored fillings can be colored to blend with your untreated teeth. And we can repurpose composite to conceal tooth flaws through a method called dental bonding.

For these reasons, tooth-colored fillings may be better than silver.

Of course, no cavities are better still!

To lower your risks for tooth decay and gum disease, visit our dentist regularly for exams and teeth cleanings, and be sure to brush and floss at least twice each day.

For Tooth-Colored Fillings in Lincoln, NE, Give Us a Call

If you have old or broken fillings you’d like to replace or if you suspect a dental cavity, reach out to our team to schedule an appointment.

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