White fillings are becoming increasingly popular and offer our patients a safer and virtually invisible alternative to traditional amalgam fillings. No more unsightly black appearance in the lower and upper jaw when you laugh or open your mouth.
At our Peterborough clinic we are able to replace existing amalgam fillings with colour-matched, mercury-free white fillings made of porcelain or durable resin to provide a durable and strong alternative..
White Fillings vs Amalgam – The Health Benefits
Unlike white fillings, traditional silver fillings can eventually corrode and leak, staining the filling and give the tooth an unsightly black appearance. There is also a lot of evidence to show that amalgam can also cause parts of the tooth to break around the filling. One of the principle components of amalgam composition is mercury. Overexposure to mercury can have debilitating effects on humans.