Amalgam or silver metallic filling were the standard practice until not so long ago in dentistry. The amalgam was needed for its strength, especially on chewing surfaces and for large cavities. The material from which these fillings are composed can corrode and leak, blackening the filling, and often the tooth.If you're unhappy with the silver in your smile, talk to our Newmarket dental team about composite tooth coloured fillings.
White fillings or composite fillings are made of a material that actually bonds to the tooth for a tight seal. The material is strong enough for chewing surfaces and lacks the sensitivity associated with amalgam fillings.
Cosmetically, white fillings are stain-resistant and colour-matched to your natural tooth making them almost invisible. If you have metal in your smile, speak to Newmarket dentist Dr. Brian Croppo about tooth coloured fillings. To request an appointment fill in the form below and we will contact you to confirm the date you choose.