White ﬁllings are the most natural-looking fillings you can opt for. The cost of a white filling usually depends on the size of the cavity.
Although white fillings have been considered as less lasting than silver amalgam fillings, today there are new materials available that are comparable and are proving to be very successful. White fillings also allow for a minimally invasive restoration, meaning that more of your natural tooth can be preserved.
If you currently have silver amalgam fillings, it is not necessary to have them changed immediately. It is usually best to change fillings only when your dentist decides that an old filling needs replacing.
The life expectancy of a white filling can depend on various factors, such as where it is in your mouth, how heavily your teeth come together when you bite, and your diet. Our dentists can advise you on the life expectancy of your fillings.
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