InSmile Dental
Dr. Behram Shah
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What Are Dental Fillings?

March 17, 2021
Posted By: InSmile Dental
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Many of our patients in Wylie, TX have silver (amalgam) metal fillings. These dental fillings were commonly used years ago in dentistry. We get numerous questions about whether or not to replace these dental fillings from our patients and answers depend on a case-by-case basis. 




How Long Do Dental Fillings Last?

These silver fillings will usually last a very long time; however, they tend to present with complications later on. With large amalgam fillings, they tend to expand over time causing teeth to crack. Dr. Shah, your dentist in Wylie, TX will evaluate each filling and show our patients any potential issues with intra-oral photos and go over potential treatment options. While these dental fillings can last a long time, many of our patients elect to replace them due to the poor aesthetics. 

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InSmile Dental Offers Natural-Looking Dental Fillings 

Here is an image from Dr. Shah of a silver filling that was replaced with a composite filling. You can see how natural the new filling looks. In this particular case, our patient was ecstatic that the dark spots would no longer be visible in her mouth.

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Learn More By Calling Our Dental Office

Do you think you could benefit from dental fillings in Wylie, TX? If so, contact InSmile Dental today to schedule your next dental appointment with us!

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