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Baby Dental – Can you change the old silver filling to white? 

Thursday, Apr. 25th 2024 3:44 PM

Question: I have four silver fillings that were put in as a kid. Now that I am older and working, I like to change them out for new white filling. Can that be done? 

Answer:  In most cases, yes, if you ask if a dentist changes out the old silver filling to Resin-Based Composite (tooth color filling). However, if you want to know if dental insurance will provide benefits for this type of dental service, often they will not. Many dental insurance plans will not cover this dental service since it is considered cosmetic.

Yet most dental insurance plans will provide benefits when a new cavity in the tooth has the old silver filling requiring the filling to be removed to fix the cavity. In this case, you do not have to replace the filling with a silver filling but can, at that point, replace it with a resin-based composite filling.

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