Silver Or White?


MOST OF US HAVE HAD SOME EXPERIENCE with a silver smile. Despite our best efforts, cavities happen. When they do, a filling is needed to stop the deterioration of your tooth.

Silver fillings (or “amalgam” fillings) used to be a given, but now they’re things of the past. With modern advances in dentistry, fillings now blend in with the natural color of your teeth. Here at Dental Partners of Boston, we offer white fillings made of either a durable resin or porcelain.

Silver fillings:

  • Require more invasive removal of your actual tooth.
  • Contain mercury, which requires special handling at disposal.
  • Just don’t look as good.

At Dental Partners of Boston, an experienced professional can match your resin or porcelain filling exactly with the color of your teeth. We can even specially bond the filling to your natural tooth to form a stronger adherence without digging deep in the tooth. You won’t even know where your tooth ends and the filling begins.

We know that you work hard for your gorgeous smile. After all that, you don’t want flashes of silver interrupting the effect. Some people with existing amalgam fillings even have them replaced with our white fillings. If you would like to discuss amalgam versus white fillings, give us a call. We would love to discuss it with you!

As always, thanks for being our valued patient!