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Why We Only Use White (composite) Filling Material

Silver fillings, also called amalgams, have been placed for decades and for their time served their purpose in dentistry.  However, there are a few fundamental problems with silver fillings:

  • They continue to introduce mercury into the environment and many patients are becoming more aware and concerned about mercury exposure.  

  • They do not actually adhere to tooth structure, which requires more tooth to be removed because they only physically sit wedged in the cavity space.  This pressure results in an abundance of fractures caused by large silver fillings.

  • They don't look nice, and they can even stain your teeth, making your tooth darker. 

With the recent advancement in resin composite material, also called tooth - colored fillings, we can solve all the above problems.  Resin Composite (Tooth - colored filling) adhere to the tooth structure which requires less tooth to be removed.

Dr. Shuman only uses tooth - colored fillings and has been placing them for years. He always keeps up with the most recent technology and techniques to ensure the fillings are placed properly.  We strongly believe tooth - colored fillings are not only a safer option but are more aesthetically pleasing.

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