Restorative | Composite
Why we only use composite restorations (natural-colored "white fillings")
instead of silver-mercury amalgam fillings
Composite resin fillings
(or white fillings) contain no mercury. They are
bonded to the tooth and therefore help prevent fractures
on teeth. Amalgam (silver-mercury) fillings expand
and contract differently than your natural teeth do,
which will crack and break the teeth they are in.
Composite fillings can be
contoured to the exact bite, are readily repairable, and
look completely natural! Some of the drawbacks to
this type of fillings is: They are much more time
consuming to place and therefore, more expensive.
Some insurance companies still do not pay well for them,
even though they are better for the patient.
you know that many foreign governments' regulatory
agencies have banned the use of amalgam all together, or
in pregnant women and children under 18 years old?
To provide our patients with the highest standards of
dental care, we only place composite resin fillings at
Chestnut Hills Dental. The are simply better for
your teeth and better looking.
Call today to reserve your complimentary
consultation with Dr Vitalie or visit our
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