How can we help you?
We know that you probably have a lot of questions about our practice, your oral health, and dentistry in general. At Orchards Dental, we are dedicated to patient education. This means that no question is ever silly, so don't hesitate to ask!
Our dental team will always make time to listen to and address your questions and concerns, and you are welcome to call us or send us an email as well.
We've collected a series of questions we often hear. Take a look and see if your question has been answered below. If it's not here – or you'd like more information – just let us know and we'll be happy to help!
It is not necessary in all cases to have silver fillings replaced by white fillings. If old silver fillings in your mouth are not causing problems and they do not have decay or cracks developing around or under them, it is fine to have them in your mouth. However, often times old silver fillings do develop decay around them. Other times, they develop cracks adjacent to the filling which should be treated. Silver fillings should be assessed on a case by case basis to determine if they should be replaced or not.
Appearance of Silver Fillings
If you simply do not like the appearance of your silver fillings, or have some other concern with them and want to have them replaced, we can help with that. At Orchards Dental, we can remove all your old silver fillings and replace them with white fillings.
At our office, we no longer place silver fillings and only use the white filling materials. Feel free to call us and discuss any concerns you may have about your existing fillings and we will help you address any concerns you may have!