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What's the latest word on the safety of amalgam (silver) fillings?

Amalgam Fillings | Mercury Free DentistryAccording to the American Dental Association (ADA), numerous reviews and studies have found no evidence to support adverse effects from silver amalgam fillings. This prompted the ADA to release a statement saying that silver amalgam fillings are a safe, affordable, and durable choice for patients.

Despite this information, we understand that many of our patients still have concerns and would prefer an alternative to amalgam fillings. There are also aesthetic considerations because a silver filling leaves a visible dark spot in your smile.

At Saticoy Plaza Dentistry, we place only tooth-colored composite fillings. Dental composites are a mixture of glass and resin, which gives the material a translucent quality that mimics the appearance of dental enamel. A composite filling can also be customized to closely match your natural tooth color, allowing us to create a seamless repair. Even you won't be able to tell where your tooth and the filling meet!

Tooth-Colored Fillings in Van Nuys

If you have questions about the safety of amalgam or are interested in learning more about our tooth-colored composite fillings in Van Nuys, please call us. We will be happy to arrange an appointment with Dr. Bacquet so we can answer your questions and choose the appropriate treatment for you.

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