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White Fillings vs Metal Fillings

These days, white fillings tend to be more widely used than metal amalgam fillings. In decades past, the only option for filling a cavity was to use a metal filling. These silver fillings stand out in your smile, especially in the front, most visible teeth. Now, tooth-colored composite resin can be used to fill cavities.

There are many advantages to white fillings, namely that they:

  • Look like your natural tooth color
  • Do not contain mercury or other toxic materials
  • Do not expand and contract in response to temperature changes in your mouth
  • Do not require excessive enamel removal as metal fillings often do

It’s even possible to replace metal fillings with white ones. By removing your old metal fillings and replacing them with white fillings, our experienced Austin area dentist can restore a natural-looking smile. Especially on the teeth that are visible when you smile, metal fillings can be unattractive. We want to help you enjoy the benefits that come along with feeling great about the appearance of your smile.

If you are interested in dental care that not only supports your best oral health but also creates a beautiful smile, please contact Cedar Park Premier Dentistry to learn more about our Austin area white fillings and other dentistry.