Metal fillings have many names: amalgams, silver fillings, and mercury fillings. Whatever term you prefer to use, Dr. Geisler, a local Plymouth, MN dentist, won't be placing any of them in her patients teeth. Besides the esthetic advantages, tooth colored restorations (aka white fillings) can be placed more conservatively, preserving more of your natural tooth. Many people in the public have concerns about how their metal fillings are affecting their overall, systemic health. If you have concerns, schedule an exam with Dr. Geisler today.