NO MORE SILVER FILLINGS!!!

In 2004, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research said that Americans have, on average, seven filled permanent teeth in their lifetimes. A reported 92% of Americans struggle with dental caries present in permanent teeth. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial research note, “tooth decay (dental caries) is damage to a tooth that can happen when decay-causing bacteria in your mouth make acids that attack the tooth’s surface, or enamel. This can lead to a small hole in a tooth, called a cavity. If tooth decay is not treated, it can cause pain, infection, and even tooth loss.”  

Dental amalgams, a common filling substance made of various metals, are unsightly and even, in some cases, unsafe. The FDA recently reported that dental amalgam could cause detrimental health effects for specific populations due to mercury in these types of fillings.

Encino Dental Esthetics provides all-white fillings, a safe and effective alternative to amalgam fillings that have the added benefit of maintaining your bright white smile. Our team will match your fillings' color to your tooth enamel to ensure these fillings go unnoticed.

All-white fillings are made from resin-based composites and bond to the tooth. This process creates a tooth stronger than adding an amalgam filling, which often weakens a tooth. All-white fillings are both durable and aesthetically-pleasing, which is why they are currently the preferred method of tooth filling.

Say goodbye to a mouthful of metal and contact our team at Encino Dental Esthetics to schedule a consultation for your next filling. You'll love the way it looks!

Author
Kaivan Kiai DDS

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