A filling is used to fill the space left by a removed cavity. For years, most fillings were silver amalgam fillings that contained mercury. This toxic substance has been known to cause neurological and gastrointestinal problems. Silver amalgam fillings also stand out when you’re laughing or smiling. Thankfully, dentists now use safer and more aesthetically pleasing porcelain fillings.

Porcelain is a compound that looks identical to real teeth in both texture and color. They are non-toxic and mercury free. In cases where someone already has silver amalgam fillings, porcelain fillings can be used to replace them without any issue.

If you are in need of fillings or you want to replace a filling with a porcelain filling, the dental experts at Dallas Designer Smiles can help you. Contact our office to schedule an appointment today. We’re not just changing smiles – we’re changing lives.