Most of us have a few fillings in our mouths. When a tooth has been damaged through decay, a dental filling is an essential restoration. At Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco, we offer our patients mercury-free white fillilngs.
Dentists have been filling cavities for over a hundred years, and the materials used have come a long way. Enough alarm has been sounded over traditional amalgam fillings that many patients just don’t want them, and we couldn’t agree more.
Make no mistake: silver fillings still have the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But they contain low levels of mercury, a known toxin, enough so that we think it is safer to avoid them.
The white fillings we use are made of a composite of synthetic resin. They are strong and durable, but the thing people seem to like most about them is that they blend in so easily with the color of your natural teeth. Gone are the days of conspicuous “metal mouth” fillings.
Of course, it’s best not to need any fillings at all, and at Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco, we are strong advocates for good dental health. But as a holistic practice we offer white fillings when they’re needed, as well as general dentistry and many other services. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!
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