Should I Replace Old Amalgam Fillings With Tooth Colored Fillings?

General & Cosmetic Dentist serving Hoboken, Jersey City & Hudson County areas of New Jersey


One of the most common questions our Jersey City dentists get asked related to tooth decay and fillings is, “Should I replace old amalgam fillings with tooth colored fillings?” Our patients are concerned about their amalgam dental fillings primarily because they are highly visible when they smile, laugh, or open their mouths even the slightest bit.

Due to great advances in dental technology, your old amalgam fillings can be easily and safely replaced with tooth colored fillings. Best of all, the filling replacement procedure is affordable and results in teeth that show no cosmetic evidence of a filling. The tooth colored composite filling material we use in our office results in completely natural looking teeth.

Our Jersey City patients opt for replacing their old amalgam dental fillings because:

  • They do not want to draw attention to their silver-colored fillings when they smile or laugh
  • Natural colored composite fillings result in natural-looking teeth
  • Composite fillings are more durable than amalgam fillings
  • They would like to avoid the potential health risks associated with the mercury content in metal amalgam fillings

There are many practical justifications for replacing your old amalgam fillings with tooth colored fillings. Not only are composite fillings stronger and more natural looking, but the removal and replacement process is safe and highly beneficial.

To schedule a consultation with our Jersey City office to discuss your dental fillings, please contact The Practice at Maxwell Place today.