Decay and old or defective silver fillings often cause the teeth to become discoloured and unsightly. If you have this problem, several alternatives are available. 

The decay of tooth enamel is caused by certain types of acid-producing bacteria that the tooth enamel. once the enamel surface is broken, the tooth can no longer repair itself. Continuing decay undermines the inner tooth and attacks the nerve, causing toothache.

Caries is a term commonly used for tooth decay. The earliest sign of a new caries lesion may be the appearance of the tooth, indicating an area of demineralization of enamel. As the lesion continues to break down the enamel, it may turn brown and will eventually turn into a cavitation. Once a cavity forms, the lost tooth structure it cannot be regenerated. 


1. Silver Amalgam

Amalgam filling

2. Glass Ionomer Cement

GIC filling

3. Composite Restorations

Amalgam Vs Composite Fillings


  • Brush and Floss Daily twice.
  • Eat Healthy foods like whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and foods that are low in saturated fat.
  • Avoid foods that contain a lot of sugar such as sticky, sweet foods such as caramels and hard candies.