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What are my options for replacing old silver fillings?

Replacing Metal Fillings | Cosmetic DentistryIf you had a silver filling placed years ago, you have probably noticed that it has darkened over time. Not only does it appear darker, but the discoloration actually makes your own dental enamel take on a bluish hue. This is a very common problem for lots of people, but we use tooth-colored fillings at our Van Nuys office because they offer an esthetically-pleasing appearance.

Replace With Tooth-Colored Fillings

We can replace your silver filling with a tooth-colored filling made of a dental composite that can be color-matched to the exact shade of the rest of your tooth. Unlike silver amalgam fillings, you won’t be able to see where the tooth and filling meets.

Another option for hiding a darkened amalgam filling is a dental crown. The crown completely encases the filled tooth, masking the discolored filling, and strengthening the tooth. The result is a beautiful, fresh new tooth that matches your surrounding teeth perfectly.

White Fillings in Van Nuys

The option we choose will depend on your dental needs as well as your budget. We will be happy to work with you to find the solution that is most effective for protecting your oral health and leaving you with a bright, beautiful smile. Please contact Saticoy Plaza Dentistry, and we will be happy to arrange a consultation for you with Dr. Bacquet to discuss your needs.

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