Should You Replace Your Amalgam (Metal) Fillings?

Replacing metal fillingsIn past years, amalgam (metal) fillings were the only option to repair minor tooth damage and cavities. But today, patients have a more attractive option in tooth-colored fillings. Made of composite resin, these fillings are both aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting. As a trusted dentist, Dr. Matthew Warner often meets with patients who ask if they should replace their amalgam fillings for ones made of composite resin. He is also aware that there are lots of questions pertaining to whether amalgam fillings are dangerous to one’s health. Here, Dr. Warner sets the record straight on the safety of amalgam fillings and discusses when replacement is necessary. Continue reading