Cosmetic Renewal

Some Dentists Want to Bring Back Gold Fillings: Are They Right?

For many years, gold fillings were considered literally the gold standard in dentistry. There were good reasons why they were a better choice than metal amalgam, the main alternative for more than a century. Now, it's important to have a {{{{link id='1474' text='beautiful smile'}}}}, with a tooth-colored filling or crown.  Compared to metal amalgam, [...]

The FDA Stands by Amalgam Fillings. Should You?

Last month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the results of its periodic review of the safety of metal amalgam fillings. Their conclusion? There was no evidence to suggest that metal amalgam fillings represented a health risk. But just because the FDA has said these fillings are “safe,” that doesn’t mean you should keep [...]

Metals Trigger Most Allergies at Dentist

We know that metals aren’t the most biocompatible material to use for restorations. But now a new German study confirms just how commonly they cause problems for dental patients. In this study, about 60% of patients reported an allergy, and more than half of all patients with allergies reported that they had allergic responses to [...]

Is It Time To Replace Your Metal Fillings?

If you have metal fillings, sometimes you will have the bad experience that a tooth with a large metal filling will crack. When this happens, you need to repair or replace that tooth. But what about your other metal fillings? Should you take this opportunity to replace them, too as part of a Full Mouth Reconstruction Savannah

The Complete Guide to Replacing Metal Fillings

Do you have metal fillings? If so, now is the time to get them replaced. Have any doubts? Let us help you understand why you should upgrade old metal amalgam fillings with new ceramic restorations. Unattractive Appearance One of the most basic reasons to replace metal fillings is that they are [...]

Is It Time to Extend Your Smile Makeover?

It’s a common mistake that people make when getting a smile makeover: not getting enough teeth treated. It may not even have been a mistake at the time--you may have been happy with your results at first. But over time, you may become less enthusiastic about your smile [...]

Partial Ban of Metal Amalgam Fillings Approved in EU

If you needed any more evidence that people understand the hazards of metal amalgam fillings, the European Parliament provided it. In mid-March the EU approved a partial ban on the use of metal amalgam fillings. Their recent action follows on the heels of a December 2016 agreement in principle to [...]

Alien Teeth: 6 Ways Metal Amalgam Isn’t Like Your Natural Enamel

If you have gotten metal amalgam fillings, you’re probably unhappy with them. That’s because they just aren’t like your natural tooth enamel, and this difference can cause many problems. Here are some of the ways that metal amalgam isn’t like your natural teeth and how that can result in problems. Metal Amalgam Doesn’t Look Right [...]

Why Old Restorations May No Longer Match

If you got cosmetic dentistry many years ago, the restorations you got then, such as porcelain veneers, crowns, or dental implants, may no longer match your natural teeth. There are many reasons why these old restorations may not look like your natural teeth anymore and may benefit from Cosmetic Renewal Savannah

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