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Dr. Michael W. Stuart

Dr. Craig E. Stannebein

2700 Grand Avenue, Suite D. Billings, MT 59102

Monday - Thursday 8am-5pm
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(406) 794-3114

Treating Cavities Without Metal Fillings

  • May 30, 2016
Tooth Colored Fillings 3 | Legacy Smiles - Billings, MT

Welcome back to our oral health blog! Do yourself a favor and come see us in-person this summer. There is so much we can do for you and your smile!

The in-depth teeth cleanings and complete oral exams that we provide here at Legacy Smiles will go a long way towards keeping your mouth healthy. That said, we are also equipped to offer prompt restorative dentistry services should anything ever go awry.

Did you know that 9 out of 10 adult Americans have had a cavity at some point in their lives? True story! The good news for you is that our Billings area office strives to detect and treat cavities before they turn into larger, more costly problems for you.

We can catch decay in its early stages by using our special DIAGNOdent cavity detection technology. Then, we will set you up with a dental filling to put a stop to the spreading. This will allow you to restore your smile without the need for a root canal or extraction down the road. The best part is that fillings are better than ever before.

Keep reading to hear all about them, and then be sure to follow up and schedule your next appointment.

Dental Fillings Are Not What They Used To Be

For decades, dental fillings have been a tried and true treatment for protecting teeth that have been damaged by cavities. Dentist have long known that addressing decay with fillings helps control the situation and keep it from progressing into a more troubling scenario.
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Still, it wasn’t always pretty. You may recall the less than flattering metallic fillings that used to be used by dentists all over the country. If you’ve ever had to get one, you’ll see the dark metallic souvenir every time you open your mouth. Such fillings also contained mercury, which is bad for folks with metal allergies. Besides, it just seems weird to put something foreign in your mouth when there is a better way to go.

As such, around here, we are now able to provide you with a safe, effective, great-looking alternative to traditional amalgam fillings. Composite dental fillings are now part of our preferred program for restoring smiles.

You Can’t See Mercury-Free

Our office has offered metal-free fillings for more than a decade. We love that composite is made from a mix of plastics. That means that with these fillings we can match the material to better blend with the natural color of your teeth. You won’t have to worry about any metallic blotches.

Once a composite filling is placed, it is just as effective as an amalgam filling, lasts just as long, and will not negatively impact your appearance. It couldn’t get any better than that!

Take Back Your Smile Today!

Do you suspect you have one or more cavities? Are you ready to restore the health of your smile? At Legacy Smiles, we provide tooth-colored composite fillings, that are durable, long-lasting, and very aesthetically pleasing.

Contact us today to schedule your next appointment in Billings, Montana!

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