Meadow Creek Family Dentistry

What are my options for replacing old silver fillings?

If you had a silver filling placed years ago, you may have noticed that it has gotten darker over time. Not only has the filling itself changed in appearance, but the discoloration actually makes your own dental enamel take on a bluish hue.

This is a common problem for many people, but at Meadow Creek Family Dentistry, we use tooth-colored fillings for an esthetically pleasing appearance.

If you are tired of a dark spot in your smile, we can replace your old silver restorations with a tooth-colored filling made of a composite of silica and resin particles. This combination allows fillings to mimic the shade and translucency of natural dental enamel.

Composite fillings can be further customized by adjusting their shade to match that of your surrounding teeth. In this way, we can create a repair that blends so seamlessly with your smile that even you won’t be able to see where the tooth and filling meet.

If you would like to learn more about replacing amalgam fillings at our Inman, SC dental office, please give us a call. We will be happy to work with you to find the solution that is most effective for protecting your oral health and leaving you with a bright, beautiful smile.