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Protect Your Health and Enhance Your Smile with Tooth Colored Fillings in San Diego, CA

December 28, 2014

502879819Metal dental restorations are a thing of the past. Dental fillings are the most efficient method for restoring a tooth damaged by decay or dental trauma. A quality dental filling can completely replace your tooth’s normal form and function. However, not all fillings are made equal. Many patients are choosing to replace their old metal (amalgam) fillings with new tooth colored fillings. Tooth colored fillings look more natural, and are better for your long term dental and overall health. You can make an appointment with Dr. Friedman today for your new tooth colored filling. MOD Squad Dental is a leading San Diego restorative dentistry. Dr. Friedman is an experienced restorative dentist now proudly serving patients throughout the Scripps Ranch and surrounding San Diego, CA communities.

How Are Tooth Colored Fillings Placed?

Your new tooth colored filling procedure can be completed in just one short visit. Tooth colored fillings are bonded directly to your tooth. This makes them inherently more durable than amalgam fillings. Tooth colored fillings also require less drilling than metal fillings because Dr. Friedman doesn’t need to shape the space as much to hold the filling in place.

Why Choose Metal-Free Tooth Colored Fillings?

Metal fillings are made of about 50% mercury. Mercury is used in amalgam to make the metal filling material pliable. However, mercury is a known toxin. There have been many studies recently outlining the potential health risks of mercury dental fillings. These include bloodstream infection and interference with the brain and nervous systems. In addition to these risks, metal fillings:

  • Don’t match the color of your teeth
  • Require the removal healthy tooth structure
  • Corrode and tarnish over time
  • Some people may be allergic to mercury or particularly vulnerable to its ill effects

San Diego Tooth Colored Fillings Appointments

Make an appointment to have your old metal dental fillings replaced by Dr. Friedman today. Dr. Friedman can help you protect your long term health and wellbeing with new tooth colored fillings. MOD Squad Dental proudly restores smiles daily throughout the Scripps Ranch and nearby San Diego, CA areas.

Treating Decay with White Fillings

September 9, 2013

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , , , , — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 7:03 am

white fillingsHas your San Diego general dentist told you that you need one or more fillings? In the past, dentists would treat decay with dark, unsightly fillings made of metal. Today, that’s not the case.

With white fillings from your San Diego general dentist, you can get the treatment you need without attracting attention to the work you’ve had done. What’s more, patients concerned about the makeup of metal fillings (which include a small amount of mercury) can relax knowing that white fillings are made of composite resin, a durable material also used in cosmetic bonding.

Your San Diego general dentist offers single-visit care with white fillings. As with traditional fillings, the tooth will be prepped, and then the filling material will be added to the tooth.

White fillings, like conventional fillings, are durable. But what’s more, white fillings support tooth structure in a way conventional fillings don’t, through their bond with what’s left of your tooth. This bond deters breakage and insulates against temperate changes. But the biggest benefit of white fillings is that they let each patient keep more of their natural smile. That, in turn, will improve your smile’s outlook going forward.

Do you have questions about white fillings and how they differ from conventional fillings? Don’t hesitate to give your San Diego general dentist a call with your questions or to schedule an appointment.