Are you looking for an expert dentist whom you can trust to take great care of your oral health as well as your teeth and gums? If so, you may be looking for a dental office that offers metal free dentistry. We are pleased to be able to offer this dental option for all of our patients who request it. Our Newport Beach dentist wants our patients to be 100% comfortable with any treatments that they receive at our office. For this reason when patients have cavities that need to be filled, we now offer metal free, tooth-colored fillings as an alternative to silver amalgam fillings.
Our dental practice is J Foster Weems DDS. Our expert and highly-trained Newport Beach dentist is Dr. J. Foster Weems. Our dentist has been providing exemplary dental care for our patients for over 25 years. He is passionate about making sure that he and his staff are updated on the newest dental techniques and procedures so that we can offer our patients advanced, state-of-the-art dental care. When patients need dental fillings at our office they now are offered two different billing options. They may have traditional silver amalgam fillings, or they can have the newer tooth -colored composite fillings. Each of these fillings has its benefits in terms of dental applications. However, there are some patients who feel very adamant about keeping any metal out of their mouth. At our dental practice we fully respect this decision and know that our metal-free option is welcomed by many of our patients.
It is generally recommended that different filling materials be used in different dental situations. Traditional silver amalgam fillings are stronger, and are able to withstand more vigorous chewing forces. For this reason, if there is a filling needed on the surface of a back molar, a silver amalgam filling will be able to last longer. However, tooth-colored composite fillings have many benefits as well. To begin with, these fillings allow patients to keep any metal from having to stay in their mouth. Also, when this filling material is used, less of the tooth needs to be drilled out. This keeps the tooth stronger. Additionally, when these fillings are applied to the tooth, the tooth actually bonds to the filling material. This also serves to strengthen the tooth. On the downside, tooth-colored fillings will not last as long as traditional fillings, and can crack or chip. If you need to have a tooth filled, and would like to discuss with our dentist the benefits of metal free dentistry, make an appointment today to see our Newport Beach dentist.