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Tooth-Colored Fillings vs. Amalgams

With advancements in dental materials, cavity fillings have come a long way. It used to be commonplace for dentists to use amalgam fillings to treat teeth affected by decay or cavities. Today, more and more people opt for tooth-colored fillings. What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings? Tooth-colored fillings are a composite resin that typically contains a ceramic & plastic compound. We apply this material to the prepared tooth, then cure it with a special light to harden it into place, completing the restoration. It's not hard [...]

By |2022-10-04T08:00:49-07:00October 4, 2022|Restorative Dentistry|

Amalgam & Silver Filling Removal

Metal-Free, Tooth-Colored Fillings in Sacramento, California Fix cavities or replace old mercury amalgams with tooth-colored fillings. Chewing puts incredible stresses on teeth. That's why, in the past, filling cavities and restoring damaged teeth usually involved metals such as gold, silver, or an amalgam. (A mixture of metals, including mercury.) Today, you have a choice of metal-free restoration options. Tooth-colored fillings are made of a composite-resin mixture that provides strength as well as a natural appearance. We can now use these composites virtually everywhere, from [...]

By |2020-11-17T08:00:17-08:00November 17, 2020|Cosmetic Dentistry|