I need the dentist to replace a 15 year old amalgam type filling in my mouth and need to decide on a new type. The dentist recommends an expensive porcelain type. Are they better in the long run or do they need replacing often too?
Yes get the white ones that dontmleak toxic chem's. in your body like the silver ones do.
I'd get wood fillings but watch out for splinters in your tongue.
Gold alloy will last best over the long haul. Especially if it is a molar filling this has more strength and stabillity.If however your replaced tooth is in front where it could be seen, it may be more important to you that the tooth seems to blend in with your other teeth - which gold definitely will not.