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Amalgam “silver” fillings vs. Composite “tooth colored fillings” What do Drs. Eric and Casey Burns DDS recommend?

Posted on: November 25, 2014
Patients often ask if we still place amalgam or "silver fillings" and would that be the best restoration for their tooth. There are several reasons why we may choose to still do amalgam fillings vs. composite fillings. Both types of restorations are very good options. The difference (besides aesthetics) between the two are ...
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What is Aesthetics in Dentistry?

Posted on: January 9, 2013
Aesthetics can be defined as a branch of philosophy dealing in art, beauty, or taste. For many years, aesthetics in dentistry dealt solely with the shape and form (not shade) of filling materials and using these materials to recreate nature's bluprint of the "natural" tooth. Going back to the 1970's and before, the ...
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Tooth-Colored Fillings

Posted on: January 24, 2011
If you have a tooth that has a cavity or an old filling that needs to be replaced, a natural-looking white restoration can be a beautiful option. These fillings are called composite restorations and have several advantages over silver fillings: *They are bonded to your tooth, making it stronger ...
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