With the development of tooth-colored dental fillings, patients can experience a safe and more attractive alternative to the old-fashioned silver amalgam fillings.
Your tooth color can be precisely matched with the composite fillings, providing a discrete natural look for your teeth. Whether you are addressing new cavities, or replacing old silver fillings, Dr. King can retain a natural look while still addressing your dental filling needs.
Types of Dental Fillings
- Dental amalgam: Amalgam, also known as silver fillings, are the least expensive type of filling.
- Tooth-colored composite resin: Composite resin fillings are more pleasing to the eye, but are more expensive than dental amalgam fillings.
- Glass ionomers: This type of filling is primarily used in fillings below the gum line and in small children; the cost is comparable to composite resin.
- Ceramic or porcelain: Ceramic and porcelain fillings most closely mimic natural tooth color and can be as expensive as gold fillings.
Learn about composite and silver dental fillings, including the benefits and side effects associated with each material, before you decide to have your smile restored with this cosmetic dentistry treatment.