Replacing Metal Fillings

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Many people have metal fillings, commonly referred to as amalgam fillings. However, if you have metal fillings that need to be replaced, Bright Smile Dental Care will replace them with tooth colored fillings. Dr. Michael Negru provides dentistry treatments Beaverton residents have trusted for years, and he chooses tooth colored fillings for his patients in just about every circumstance.

There are several reasons to replace metal fillings with tooth colored fillings:

  • Metal fillings can be unsightly
  • Metal fillings expand and contract with temperature changes, increasing the risk of tooth fracture
  • Metal fillings require more of your healthy tooth structure to be removed when being placed than tooth colored fillings do
  • There are potential health risks associated with the mercury content in metal amalgam fillings

Replacing metal fillings with tooth colored fillings may be the best option if you want to prevent additional problems with your teeth and prolong their long-term health. If you have concerns about the integrity of your metal fillings, Dr. Negru can discuss your options with you.

If you would like to replace old metal fillings with tooth colored fillings, please contact Bright Smile Dental Care today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Negru. We serve patients in the Beaverton, Oregon area.

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