Need a Cavity Filled in Colorado Springs?
The Dublin Dental Center specializes in safe, metal-free cavity filling in Colorado Springs. We utilize safe composite resin fillings that are carefully matched to the color of your teeth. Not only does composite tooth fillings look and feel much better than metal fillings, they are also durable and resistant to fracture from the constant stress of chewing.
Why Composite Fillings?
In a society focused on having a bright-white, winning smile, it is no surprise that people want fillings to blend in with the natural color of their teeth.
Metal fillings are often visible, even in back teeth, but composite resin is hardly noticeable at all.
How? Because composite filling material can be custom blended to match your natural tooth color. This durable material can even be used to fill cavities in the front of the mouth and it is rarely detected.
Our dentist Dr. Tara Pool uses composite resin exclusively to fill all cavities, whether in the front or back teeth.
Mercury Amalgam Removal
Our office does not place amalgam (mercury/silver) fillings. Even though we do not place silver fillings, we do not recommend removing them simply because they exist, unless a medical doctor recommends this treatment. We recommend replacing silver fillings when there is either a new cavity or a fracture. Replacing for cosmetic reasons may not be covered by insurance and therefore this procedure must be the patient’s choice with the insurance information disclosed to the patient before any work is performed.
An amalgam separator is properly installed, utilized, and maintained in our office to collect mercury amalgam waste so that it is not released into the wastewater from the dental office. Non-latex nitrile gloves are utilized by the dentist and all dental personnel in the room. A face shield and hair/head covering are utilized by the patient during the procedure. Oxygen is delivered via a nasal mask for the patient to assure the patient does not inhale any mercury vapor or amalgam particulate during the procedure. A dental dam that is made with non-latex nitrile material is placed in the patient’s mouth. During amalgam filling removal, the dentist will utilize a negative ion generator in the operating field to mitigate mercury exposure. Copious amounts of water will be used to reduce heat and a conventional high speed evacuation device to capture mercury discharges during the amalgam removal. The amalgam will be sectioned into chunks and removed in as large of pieces as possible, using a small diameter carbide drill. After the amalgam and any decay present have been removed, the tooth will be restored with the appropriate restoration.