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Is There a Difference Between Metal or Silver Fillings & Tooth-colored Fillings?

Is There a Difference Between Metal or Silver Fillings & Tooth-colored Fillings?

There are big differences between metal/silver filling and tooth colored fillings. Our Simi Valley dentist strongly recommends using only tooth colored fillings because there are big disadvantages to metal fillings that will cost you more in the long run.

Tooth colored fillings are made of a resin based composite that are highly resistant to wear and will help protect your teeth from reinfection. The fillings are bonded in place for extra durability and are made to match your tooth color for a natural appearance.

Silver fillings are often more affordable, however, they are the leading reason behind tooth cracks and damage due to the fact that they expand over time. Additionally, these metal fillings can contain a toxic ingredient known as mercury, which can cause other health conditions if digested.

Some benefits of tooth-colored fillings include:

  • Completely metal-free (no need to worry about toxic ingredients
  • Stronger than metal fillings
  • Almost unnoticeable as they match teeth perfectly
  • Prevent further damage to tooth
  • Restore your smile

Dr. Muradian and staff at our Simi Valley dental office are highly trained and are focused on improving the oral health of our patients by providing exceptional dental care in a comfortable environment. Visit us today and be on your way to having a healthy smile!

Location: 3695 Alamo Street, #300 Simi Valley CA 93063



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