White Fillings | Mercury-Free | Cosmetic Dentistry | New Westminster BC
Asante Dental Centre - Yaletown
White Versus Silver Fillings
At Asante Dental, patients have the option of white or silver fillings.
What are the differences? Find out below.
|• Acrylic (plastic) with glass filler particles||•Alloy of various metals including silver, mercury, and copper|
|•7-8 years||•8-10 years|
|• Almost always bonded to tooth||• Can be bonded in some cases|
|•Involves MINIMAL REMOVAL of tooth structure||• MORE tooth structure is REMOVED for mechanical locking|
|• Less likely to cause tooth fracture||• Tooth MAY FRACTURE as restoration weakens remaining tooth structure|
|• Looks NATURAL||• Less attractive, VISIBLE|
|•Costs more than silver filling||• Less expensive than white filling|