White Vs. Silver Fillings: The Modern Dental Debate
You will be hard pressed to find someone that has never fallen victim to a cavity in their lifetime. Yet as universal as cavities are, there is not just ONE universal type of filling material. For decades the standard of dentistry fillings was amalgam, in fact many of you reading this may have an amalgam (silver filling) currently in your mouth. As the new millennium has progressed and the search for a more biocompatible and esthetic filling material has evolved, white fillings have become more and more mainstream. While exceedingly common, we get asked often by patients what the difference between silver and white fillings actually is (other than the ...