How long do white dental fillings last?

Answer White or composite resin fillings are composed of acrylic resin and glass powder. For this reason, composite fillings wear faster than silver or amalgam fillings because fillings may break with hea... Read More »

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I got silver fillings the other day. I don't like them and want to change to white fillings. Options?

You could go back and pay them to replace with white fillings. Of course, white fillings are strictly inferior in back teeth because they are not as strong and leak (causing more cavities).

Do you have mercury fillings or nice white fillings?

Since I still get my dental care free on the NHS my filling is a mercury one. I don't really mind though, it's in a molar right at the back of my mouth so you can't see. And it does it's job.

When were dental fillings first used?

A Chinese medical reference in 700 A.D. is the first recorded use of silver dental fillings. A German dentistry book dated 1528 to 1530 A.D. describes the use of gold fillings. Modern fillings were... Read More »

Can zirconium oxide be used for dental fillings?

Zirconium oxide, also known as zirconia, is a ceramic material. According to a 2010 report in the "New York State Dental Journal," it can be used in dental fillings. Zirconia is less likely than ot... Read More »