Composite Fillings - White Fillings, Dr. Dagostine, Parma, Cleveland, Ohio
Newsletter for September 2006
Happy or sad? Well, the children are back to school and the days are
getting shorter. After an awesome summer, fellow Clevelanders look to
the coming seasons with a combined anticipation and trepidation.
From the moment of our existence, man has had dental problems. In early
civilizations most dentistry involved simple extraction therapy. As dentistry
developed people were offered more exotic therapy like
fillings and implants. In the early 19th century scientists developed
a long lasting, durable and serviceable filling material that replaced
decayed areas of the persons' teeth. Over the last century
dentists have placed millions of amalgam fillings in teeth with an incredibly
high success rate, however with all therapies there are always downsides.
Amalgam (silver) fillings have mercury in them which is a known poison.
Not only is this material toxic to the people it is placed in, it is also
released as a free mercury when it is removed. Despite the fact that it
is a wonderful filling material, amalgam has too many negative properties
for my office to recommend its use.
Fortunately, many scientists recognized the shortcomings of amalgam and
pursued the development of the white colored filling material "composite".
Our office gladly removes nonserviceable unsightly amalgam fillings and
replaces them with the beautiful tooth colored composites.
If you or someone you love needs an old amalgam replaced, please call
our office for an appointment.
Michael W. Dagostino, DDS
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