For more than 100 years, dentists have used amalgam (silver) fillings to restore teeth affected by decay, disease and trauma. While some in the media have cited concern, amalgam fillings are completely safe. That said, amalgam fillings do not offer the same aesthetic benefits that come with tooth-colored dental fillings such as composite fillings and porcelain fillings.

Dr. Jacob Grapevine is an experienced cosmetic dentist in Plano, TX. If you would like to replace an old filling, contact our office for a consultation. Dr. Grapevine will evaluate your condition to determine what type of dental filling is best for you. In most cases, he will prefer to use non-metal dental fillings for both esthetic and functional reasons.

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Types of Fillings