Many patients who have Silver Amalgam Fillings are now looking to replace them with White Composite Fillings. The reasons for changing vary. In some cases it is for health reasons. In most parts of Europe (with the exception of the UK) Dentists are legally banned from using Amalgam Fillings and White Composite Fillings are used as standard. Amalgam Fillings contain Mercury, Silver and Tin. They are proven to cause health problems.
Patients who are having Crowns and Veneers (also known as a smile makeover) are also replacing their silver fillings for cosmetic reasons as they are not noticeable when your mouth is open.