Western Prosthodontic Centre

Should I replace my metal fillings with tooth-coloured fillings?

Nearly any dental restoration will need to be replaced eventually, especially if you had them when you were young or you have a strong bite that accelerates the damage. Woman Getting Fillings | Western Prosthodontic Centre

Tooth-coloured composite fillings are more durable and effective than ever with continual advancements in materials and the techniques used in the application. With the proper care, you can expect your filling to last for many years.

Cosmetic Dentistry Options

Many patients opt to replace their metal fillings with tooth-coloured options long before there is a dental need because metal fillings can make the entire tooth look dark or grey. We respect your choice and will replace your metal dentistry with tooth-coloured options customised just for you.

One important factor to consider is that removing a large metal filling may require placement of a crown rather than a filling. Amalgam fillings require the removal of more tooth structure than composites, and removing a large silver filling can leave a tooth unstable or susceptible to damage. 

We will discuss all of the details of your particular case, along with the treatment options available, so you can make a choice that works best for your oral health and the appearance of your smile.