Replace Old Silver Fillings

white fillings Maple Grove

Superficial cuts in the skin disappear without a trace, infections are eradicated with antibiotics, broken bones mend, and inflamed tissues abate. But teeth cannot regenerate. Decay can be halted, but that’s as good as it gets. That’s why the team at Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove so strongly emphasizes dental health and dental hygiene.

The healthiest mouths have all teeth intact and free of current or former tooth decay. But how many smiles can boast such an admirable record? Very few. Most of us get one or more cavities over the course of our lives.

Restorations Have Come a Long Way
But cavities can be filled. Modern restorations have many advantages over those in years past. There are stronger and more natural-looking materials. Many of our patients at Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS who have not had a filling for a while, are not aware that white fillings are available. You can even replace old amalgam fillings with white fillings.

White fillings, also known as composite fillings, are durable and blend in with your teeth. They can be used in the front and back teeth. One drawback you may hear is no longer applicable: they can last just as long as silver fillings.

At Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove, we fill cavities with white fillings. They are among the many family dentistry services we provide. We care about your dental health. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today!

Contact Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS:

763-494-4443

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota
55369

 

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Why White Fillings?

Like any other dental practice, we fill a lot of cavities at Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove. Did you know that more than ninety percent of American adults have had cavities at some point? That’s a lot of drilling and filling.

We use white fillings, also called composite fillings, and there are some good reasons for that. For one thing, they blend almost seamlessly with your teeth, so that no one is going to know they’re there, even when you burst out laughing.

Another good reason is that more and more people are concerned about the safety of old-style silver fillings. Silver fillings have been used in dentistry for more than a century, and are extremely durable. And make no mistake, they still have the approval of the American Dental Association and the World Health Organization.

But silver fillings contain tiny amounts of mercury, which is a known toxin. While the jury may still be out about whether they should be used, we use white fillings because we’d rather be safe than sorry.

Many of our patients also say they don’t want to take any chances, and who can blame them? White fillings are durable and resistant to fracturing. That means they are strong enough to withstand all the pressure put on them from constant chewing. They are especially good for filling small to mid-sized cavities.

Of course, it’s best if you don’t need any cavities at all. That may not be very realistic in the long run. But you can minimize your chances of tooth decay by brushing your teeth twice a day, and flossing at least once. It’s also essential that you see us at name of practice twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. If we find a cavity we’ll use white fillings. We also offer cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment today!

Contact Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS:

763-494-4443

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota
55369

 

Look Younger With Cosmetic Dentistry in Maple Grove

Affordable Smile Makeovers In Minneapolis

You may have heard that cosmetic dentistry can transform a smile. You may be a little skeptical, but rest assured, cosmetic dentistry at Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove can work wonders with your smile.

If your smile has problems like cavities, stained teeth, chipped teeth, old silver fillings, or misaligned teeth, you may think a smile makeover would take many hours and several visits. The truth is, many of the available procedures are quicker and easier than ever before.

One of the most in-demand procedures is teeth whitening. At Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove, there are two options: take-home kits you can do yourself, and in-office whitening. Many of our patients prefer to whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own homes. For those who want in-office treatment, we offer both GLO and KöR whitening treatment, which deliver amazing results in a single office visit.

Our cosmetic dentistry options include porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, and white fillings.

Our patients feel younger, more attractive, and more self-confident after cosmetic dentistry from Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove. Give us a call to book a  consultation.

Contact Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS:

763-494-4443

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota
55369