Tooth Colored Fillings (Amalgam/Silver free)
Composite fillings are an attractive alternative to dark amalgam fillings. They are esthetically pleasing and require very little removal of tooth structure. The composite material “flows” into the area to be filled creating a seamless, natural restoration. The composite then can be shaped and polished to look exactly like the tooth. Many times if the restoration is small, little or no anesthetic is used.
Replacing Amalgam (Silver) Fillings
with White Fillings
Changing a silver filling to a white filling is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to restore the natural look of your tooth. Silver fillings tend to wear or “tarnish” over time creating an unsightly gray look to the tooth. A white filling can be just as strong and is shaped and polished to improve the appearance of the tooth.
If you’d like to discuss with Dr. Qureshi whether tooth colored fillings are right for your smile, be sure to make your appointment with our office by calling 703.931.4544, or by using our contact page.