We do not use, nor have we used, silver mercury fillings at your Downey Dentist office in over 20 years. The reasons are clear in these pictures. The strongest reason is the minimally invasive nature of the preperation design needed to place white composite fillings.
Have you ever chipped broken or fractured a tooth? Here are two of todays cases.
Neither patient had anesthetic placed so no shots were placed. Also no drilling was done. We just added bonding (white filling) to the teeth and smoothed them.
We here at our Downey Dental office have chosen not to do silver mercury fillings for over 16 years. The reason for not doing silver anymore can be demonstrated by the picures below.
This patient had her silver fillings placed about a year ago.
Notice one has fallen out and another has cracked.
This is a common question in our Downey Dental office. Some people advocate the removal of mercury fillings for health reasons. I nor the ADA, CDC, or any other reputable organization recomend the removal of silver fillings for any medical reason unless you have a metal alergy. Very few people have a metal alergy. Some people would like to remove the dark black fillings for cosmetic reasons. In this case if it is patient directed then Doctor can evaluate the situation.
Cosmetic dentistry entails performing of different procedures to improve a person’s smile. There are a variety of techniques and options that can be used to treat chipped, discolored, missing or misshapen teeth. If you are looking for cosmetic dentistry services, you have to choose a service provider who can restore short or worn teeth, alter teeth lengths, fill up cavities or reshape your teeth professionally and permanently.
What are some of the methods used to get the desired results as far as cosmetic dentistry is concerned?