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could silver filling be replaced with white filling?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Absolutely: If that is what you would like, speak to your dentist...
Answered on Mar 9, 2015
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: Yes, silver fillings can be replaced by white composite resin fillings. However, some amalgam fillings that extend under the gums might be harder to restore with the composite resins due to the amount of fluid and saliva that could contaminate the site on the tooth into which the composite resin will be placed, thereby reducing the effectiveness and long term survival of the filling.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Remember there is a risk in doing this so talk to your dentist about this
Mar 7, 2014
Dr. Robert Landman
31 years experience Dentistry
Absolutely: however sometimes, not all , the silver filling is so large , that once removed, hence making the hole slightly larger, may be better served with a laboratory processed restoration, ie crown , onlay. best to be discussed with your dentist
Answered on Mar 12, 2015
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Amalgam replacement: This is a common request and one that can be fulfilled in most cases. However, every type of restoration had advantages, disadvantages and indications. Simply have your own dentist evaluate the tooth or teeth in question and advise you as what would be best in each case.
Answered on Mar 9, 2015
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Of course: The advantages of choosing a composite filling include a more natural appearance, frequently a strengthening of the filled tooth, and a bonding of the filling to the tooth creating a better seal.
Answered on Mar 10, 2015

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