We only use tooth colored fillings here at Green Family Dental! Composites (tooth colored filling material) not only blend in beautifully with the natural tooth, but they restore the original shape of the tooth and reinforce the strength and structure.
The procedure for placing the old metal filling required the dentist to remove a lot of the natural tooth structure, removing more than just the decay and even removing healthy tooth. Because of the way they were placed, they actually weaken the structure of the tooth over time. Early signs of metal filling failure include fractures in the tooth, leaking around the filling, chipping, and breakage.
Notice the crack that has formed on the left side of the photo. Although you may not be experiencing pain, we often see silver/mercury fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure
You can’t even tell it is there! Call us to ask any questions about tooth fillings, cavities or dental work in the El Paso area.