Many patients come to us wanting to upgrade their silver fillings. They want their outdated metal fillings removed and exchanged with tooth-colored fillings. You can see side-by-side examples in the photo above of bonded white fillings vs. metal amalgam fillings. Patients commonly cite esthetic and overall health concerns about their metal fillings. It’s true that the esthetics of a smile can be drastically enhanced with a far more natural, tooth colored restoration. In addition to this, there are lots of reasons why it makes sense to upgrade to a tooth-colored porcelain “filling” or maybe a resin composite filling.