Silver Vs. White Fillings
Silver or other metal composite materials are traditionally used for dental fillings. However, today there are other options available that not only look better but actually provide other oral health benefits as well.
Benefits of White Fillings
Here are some of the benefits of using a white filling over a metal option:
- Smaller filling: Metal fillings require a larger fill area, causing your dentist to drill a larger hole into your tooth than may be needed. This can compromise the strength of the tooth. Composite porcelain fillings, on the other hand, don't need such a large amount of space, and so your tooth can stay strong.
- Aesthetics: Because white fillings will match the color of your teeth, ...