Tooth-colored or amalgam silver... Which one screams "I have cavities" ?
In our office, we offer tooth colored restorations. In addition to the fact that these high-quality fillings look natural, there is an added benefit! Tooth colored fillings are bonded to your natural tooth. All silver fillings are not bonded to the natural tooth and can act like a wedge, which can lead to splitting of the tooth, cracking, or “leaking” of the silver filling. Tooth colored fillings can also reinforce tooth structure which was previously weakened by existing silver fillings. For these reasons, we choose tooth-colored material over silver fillings in most restorations, so you can be assured that when you smile, the first thing people will notice is your beautiful teeth, not the silver fillings that you have had done!