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3 Reasons to Choose a Composite Filling ,

3 Reasons to Choose a Composite Filling

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When a tooth suffers an area of decay or damage, it must be repaired. Unless the repair is large enough to require a crown or onlay, the tooth can be restored in one of two ways: amalgam fillings or composite resin fillings. Amalgam fillings have been around since 1895 and include a combination of metals.…

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Types of Dental Fillings

There are a variety of different types of materials that can be used to fill cavities in the teeth including the following: gold silver amalgam composite ceramic glass ionomers Some types of fillings are better suited for certain conditions.  When trying to decide which type of filling is best suited for you, you need to…

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Are You Tired of Your Old Silver Amalgam Fillings?

Are you tired of looking at a mouth full of metal whenever you open your mouth?  If you had silver amalgam fillings placed in your mouth to fill cavities and are tired of them, you are not alone.  Everyday, individuals all over the country have their old silver amalgam fillings removed and replaced with porcelain…

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Debate Continues Over The Safety of Amalgam Fillings

For years now, there has been an ongoing debate regarding the safety of amalgam dental fillings.  Amalgam fillings contain Mercury, a known neurotoxin.  For this reason, many worry that exposure to Mercury vapors emitted from Amalgam fillings could be harmful, particularly to children and pregnant women.  In 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released…

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What To Do About Your Silver Amalgam Fillings

If you have old silver amalgam fillings in your mouth, you may be wondering whether or not you should have them removed and replaced with another type of filling material such as composite resin or porcelain.  You may have heard about the safety concerns surrounding silver amalgam fillings due to the fact that they contain…

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