For many years the placement of amalgam (silver fillings) into tooth cavities/holes has been common place and as a result many of us have discoloured teeth due to these amalgam fillings.
The removal of old amalgam fillings for new cosmetic tooth coloured restorations is a simple solution to improving your smile. If you have maintained a healthy smile for many years, and have no amalgam fillings, then a white tooth coloured filling will ensure the aesthetics of your smile remains at its best. In situations where a cavity is small, an adhesive tooth coloured filling may be the ideal choice, but these can also be used in medium sized cavities on front or back teeth. Amalgam (silver) fillings are suited to medium to large sized cavities.