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What color are amalgam fillings?

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In brief: Amalgam

Amalgam a fillings are silver in color. Sometimes if they become tarnished they may look black.
There are other options available that are tooth colored such as composite material or porcelain.

In brief: Amalgam

Amalgam a fillings are silver in color. Sometimes if they become tarnished they may look black.
There are other options available that are tooth colored such as composite material or porcelain.
Dr. Sharon Perelman
Dr. Sharon Perelman
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Dr. Don Millner
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dark silver to black

Mercury silver "amalgam" fillings range from light silver when placed and as they get older they tarnish and turn black brown.
Bottom line they look black compared to the tooth's white enamel.

In brief: Dark silver to black

Mercury silver "amalgam" fillings range from light silver when placed and as they get older they tarnish and turn black brown.
Bottom line they look black compared to the tooth's white enamel.
Dr. Don Millner
Dr. Don Millner
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Dr. Allan Hawryluk
Dentistry

In brief: Silver

They are a darker silver colour.

In brief: Silver

They are a darker silver colour.
Dr. Allan Hawryluk
Dr. Allan Hawryluk
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Dr. Howard Banner
Dentistry

In brief: Silver to grey-black

New amalgam fillings are usually a bright silver color. As the amalgam filling ages, it may start to darken and usually will turn a dark vgrey to black color towards the end of its clinical life.

In brief: Silver to grey-black

New amalgam fillings are usually a bright silver color. As the amalgam filling ages, it may start to darken and usually will turn a dark vgrey to black color towards the end of its clinical life.
Dr. Howard Banner
Dr. Howard Banner
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