Could silver filling be replaced with white filling?

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.
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.
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.
Absolutely. If that is what you would like, speak to your dentist...
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.

Related Questions

Had filling replaced today and bit down later and it was on a chunk of filling. Could it be piece of old filling. I had two old silver fillings replaced with white ones today and later when I bit down it was a piece of silver filling. Could that be a pi

Sounds . Sounds like most likely you are describing remnants of old filling. Certainly, if you just had white fillings placed, the piece of silver filling is not a current part of that. It is not uncommon for some remnants to remain though we all try to rinse them out. Read more...
I . I agree with the above answers but recommend a follow-up with your dentist to make sure that you unknowingly did not break another silver filling while you were under anesthesia. Read more...
We . We do our best to remove all of the old filling when we take them out, but sometimes little pieces get past our best methods. If you don't feel like there are any holes in your teeth elsewhere, then it is likely a remnant from the old fillings. Read more...
Chunk of material. Could be a piece of the old filling. Could be a different filling that has broken. Could be something entirely different. Take the piece of material and return to Dentist so he/she can make appropriate determination. This is not an emergency, so schedule an appointment when it is convenient for both you and your Dentist. Read more...

My dentist replaced silver filling with composite and I am unable to chew after that. She said it was shallow and redid filling but no luck. Please hel?

Treatment Failure. I am sure you can understand but this is probably the wrong forum to bring us this problem. You need attention, in person, urgently. When a treatment fails to produce the desired out come then the doctor gets a chance to re-evaluate the situation. It is time to contact your Dentist for further instructions. Read more...
Help ? Internet dentistry is not possible. Your dentist is trying her best to make you happy and comfortable. Explain your problem(s) to her and allow her the opportunity to make things right. Read more...
Have them redo. If the filling was very large or deep; it may need a base or liner in addition to the filling. Removing the composite filling, evaluate and reprepare the tooth will help. The placement of a glass ionomer liner or base followed by placement of dental bonding agent, light cured and placement of composite resin. The composite should be restored to the tooth natural contours and occlusion. Read more...
See dentist. and have them reevaluate the tooth and see what needs to be done to correct the problem. Read more...
Unable to chew. May be something as simple as a bite adjustment then everything should be fine. sometimes incomplete sealing of the dentin tubules and or incomplete light curing of the composite can cause sensitivity too. See the dentist asap to determine why it is so before it gets any worse. The pulp can become inflamed after a filling, if bite is off the inflammation will get worse so get it checked asap. Read more...
Common problem . After having composite filling, there is sometimes an unusual kind of sensitivity which can occur. It is not clear what causes this, though it seems to be related to possible bonding failure or cavity contamination. Replacing the filling with another composite filling will usually eliminate the problem. Schedule an appointment. . Read more...
Filling maybe high. If inability to chew is causing discomfort because the new filling is high, your dentist can easily evaluate by checking and relieving the interference to achieve proper bite articulation. If discomfort is causing pain due to nerve involvement, e.g. The old amalgam was extensive to start plus recurrent decay already encroached into the pulp, that condition needs RCT. I hope this helps. . Read more...
Replace it again. Sometimes teeth act up for no apparent reason. The best way to get you out of pain would be to have her replace the filling again with an I.R.M. sedative filling. This will calm the tooth down. She can put a final Restoration after a couple of months. Read more...
Tooth Fractured? A negative to silver fillings is that they expand over time and even if shallow could expand enough to fracture your tooth. I'd suggest that you have an Endodontist evaluate your tooth. If it is fractured or the nerve in the tooth is damaged, that is the specialist who diagnosis and hopefully successfully can treat your problem. Read more...
Dentist. Please return to your Dentist and have him/her check to make sure the filling is not too high. If that's not the problem the tooth itself may be fractured, or there may be accessory canals that were not addressed, or a course of antibiotics may be in order. Referral to a specialist Endodontist is in order. Read more...