can you replace silver fillings with tooth-coloured ones

Can You Replace Silver Fillings With Tooth-Coloured Ones?

When your silver fillings get damaged, you can talk to your dentist and get them replaced with tooth-coloured fillings. So are tooth-coloured fillings the best option? Here’s what you should know.

Tooth-coloured fillings 

  • bond directly to the teeth, making them efficient and more comfortable.
  • have a natural appearance unlike other types of fillings.
  • more durable and require less of your tooth’s healthy tissue be removed.

Your dentist will explain the benefits further and advice you on replacing silver fillings.

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.