When a tooth has decay or has been damaged, a dental restoration is needed to restore it to its previous condition. At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we use only white fillings that are mercury-free.
A dental filling is one of the most common and well-known types of restorations. A dental filling is used to repair decayed or damaged tooth surfaces. Most people have a few fillings in their mouth.
If you have old silver amalgam fillings, we can replace them with nearly-invisible fillings that are tooth colored. Silver fillings have been around for a long, long time. One of the reasons for that is their longevity. Today there are concerns about toxicity in silver fillings, because they contain mercury. The American Dental Association and the Food and Drug Administration, however, say that they are safe.
Nevertheless, we only use white fillings that do not contain. White fillings are instead made out of a strong composite resin. Many of our cosmetic dentistry patients have replaced their old silver fillings with fillings matched to their teeth. You can improve your smile instantly and relatively inexpensively by getting rid of the metal.
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