Dental Treatment in a Spa Atmosphere

6502B Steubenville Pike Pittsburgh, PA 15205 - (412) 200-2614

Restorations (Fillings)

Advantages of silver fillings: 

  1. Durability - silver fillings last at least 10 to 15 years and usually outlasts composite fillings
  2. Strength - can withstand chewing forces
  3. Expense - is less expensive than composite fillings

Disadvantages of silver fillings: 

  1. Poor aesthetics - silver fillings don't match the color of your natural teeth
  2. Destruction of more tooth structure - healthy parts of the tooth must often be removed to make a space large enough to hold the amalgam filling
  3. Discoloration - amalgam fillings can create a grayish hue to the surrounding tooth structure
  4. Cracks and fractures - although all teeth expand and contract in the presence of hot and cold liquids, which ultimately can cause the tooth to crack orfracture, amalgam material - in comparison with other filling materials - may experience a wider degree of expansion and contraction and lead to a higher incidence of cracks and fractures
  5. Allergic reactions - a small percentage of people, approximately 1%, are allergic to the mercury present in amalgam restorations

Reviews from real patients:

Carmen up front is the nicest person ever! First time I met her she was running around doing many jobs and still being oh so sweet. Dr. Kelly is just as amazing! They truly make you feel comfortable and the atmosphere is amazing. Highly recommend!!

Brianna Bangs

Pittsburgh Dental Spa
6502B Steubenville Pike
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
(412) 200-2614

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