Why Do I Keep Having to Get My Silver Fillings Replaced?

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Q: Why do I keep having to get my silver fillings replaced?

A: Silver (amalgam) is a strong metal, but the tooth structure around it cracks. The filling starts leaking and ultimately gets decay underneath that often isn’t seen on xray. If replaced before breaking, one can often avoid a crown. At NWDM, we place only tooth colored restorations.