Fillings

Differences between silver and white fillings.

Silver filling White filling
a. Teeth with silver filling look more dark and black. a. tooth does not change color.
b. because are metallic are sensitive to hot and cold. b. do not become sensitive to hot and cold
c. cause cracks on tooth walls . c. does not cause cracks
d. doesn’t bond to tooth so need to reduce healthy tooth structure so stay inside tooth. d. bonds to tooth, need to remove the cavity, not the healthy tooth Structure.
e. expand and contract under change of temperature in mouth which will cause the cracks e. does not expand or contract under change of temperature