However, over time, the amalgam corrodes and leaks which blackens the silver, and, in many cases, the tooth itself. This is easily seen as soon as a patient opens his or her mouth and is often a source of embarrassment for the patient.
A dentist can provide you with composite fillings that are made of a porcelain-like material that actually bonds to the tooth for a tight seal. They are strong and stain-resistant, and they are color-matched to the natural tooth, making them "invisible."
Composite fillings also lack the sensitivity that is often associated with silver amalgam fillings. They are especially suited for smaller cavities and for patients who may be allergic to metal fillings.
Please don't hesitate to ask your dentist with questions you may have about the benefits of replacing silver amalgam fillings with invisible composite fillings.
If you're interested in getting composite fillings, call us at 1-866-970-0441. We'll put you in touch with a great dentist today!