SILVER FILLING OR WHITE FILLING
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE
The main difference between silver and white dental fillings is the material that is used in their manufacture. Silver (amalgam) fillings are made up of 50% mercury and 50% of other various metals. White (composite) fillings on the other hand are made up of acrylic and various glass particles.
White fillings have always been considered less long lasting than silver amalgam fillings, but there are now new materials available with properties comparable to silver amalgam, and these are proving to be very successful.
How can you decide which one is best for you Knowing the pros and cons of each can help you make the right decision for you.