Mercury Free DentistryMission Viejo, CA
White or Tooth-colored fillings are made to mimic the natural appearance of the tooth. Free of mercury and other potentially hazardous metals, these fillings can also be used to restore teeth that have been chipped or fractured. If you have several unsightly amalgam (silver) fillings, they can be replaced with beautiful composite fillings custom matched to your own teeth in about an hour in our Mission Viejo office by a cosmetic dentist, Dr. E. M. Makhoul, DDS.
At E.M. Makhoul, DDS /Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Mission Viejo, we pride ourselves on our advanced technology, and personalized conscientious care. We don’t take shortcuts when it comes to providing the best care and the most beautiful results for Smile Makeover
Benefits of Mercury Free Dentistry
Tooth-colored fillings offer many advantages over metal amalgam fillings. Here are just a few advantages:
- A natural appearance with custom color matching
- Permanently bonded to the tooth surface
- Nearly as strong as the original tooth
- Harden in seconds
- Minimize tooth sensitivity
- Can be used on any tooth surface
- May be repaired if damaged
- Contain no mercury
- May not require numbing
Uses for Tooth Colored Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings offer another advantage over metal amalgam fillings because the material can be sculpted. Beyond restoring a decaying tooth, tooth colored fillings can be used to fix:
- Gaps between teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Imperfections in the appearance of teeth
White or Tooth colored fillings are not the answer to every dental problem. If you have a large area that needs restoration, porcelain inlays or veneers may be the best choice. Other filling options can provide superior strength, so if you struggle with bruxism, tooth colored fillings may not be strong enough to stand up to tooth grinding or clenching.
The best restoration will depend on your particular dental circumstances. Dr. Makhoul will assess your entire mouth and help you make the best choice based on the current condition of your teeth and gums, as well as the size and location of the area to be restored.
Contact Our Mercury Free Dental Practice
To find out if tooth colored fillings are right for you, contact the Mission Viejo office of Dr. E. M. Makhoul at (949) 364-3724 to schedule your consultation.
Dr. Makhoul is pleased to welcome patients from Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills and of course all the other areas of Orange County and Southern California.
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