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Supposing somebody got silver fillings over their teeth, can it be replaced with white colored filling so it doesn't look as obvious when one laughs?

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In brief: Most probably

Most amalgams can be replaced with composites.
Speak to your dentist about your cosmetic concerns.

In brief: Most probably

Most amalgams can be replaced with composites.
Speak to your dentist about your cosmetic concerns.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Be aware that replacing a filling for whatever reason, including cosmetic, may compromise the health of the tooth. Be very sure before doing any surgical procedure.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, can be replaced

However, if your metal fillings are in good condition you may want to leave them alone.
There is a chance your teeth could be damaged removing a perfectly good filling. If you have fillings that need to be replaced anyway then you can have them replaced with white fillings. They may however not last as long as metal fillings.

In brief: Yes, can be replaced

However, if your metal fillings are in good condition you may want to leave them alone.
There is a chance your teeth could be damaged removing a perfectly good filling. If you have fillings that need to be replaced anyway then you can have them replaced with white fillings. They may however not last as long as metal fillings.
Dr. Howard Schneider
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
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In brief: Absolutely

Know that each restorative material has pros and cons, and esthetics are not the only consideration.
Take advantage of your dentist's wealth of knowledge and experience to help you decide on the best choice of treaent and materials for you. Remember, everyone's different.

In brief: Absolutely

Know that each restorative material has pros and cons, and esthetics are not the only consideration.
Take advantage of your dentist's wealth of knowledge and experience to help you decide on the best choice of treaent and materials for you. Remember, everyone's different.
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In brief: Normally yes

Depending upon the type of filling material and if there are caries present, some additional tooth structure may have to be removed, conservatively if possible.
If the enamel is weak around the old amalgam, that will be another consideration.

In brief: Normally yes

Depending upon the type of filling material and if there are caries present, some additional tooth structure may have to be removed, conservatively if possible.
If the enamel is weak around the old amalgam, that will be another consideration.
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