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The Pros of Metal Free Dentistry

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Metal fillings for the treatment of tooth decay were once a standard in dentistry. While they are still used today, dentists like Boulder, CO dentist Dr. Hughes offers cosmetic metal free dental fillings for their safety and aesthetic results.

How are white fillings safer than metal fillings?

Metal fillings or amalgam fillings contain a percentage of mercury. While today’s metal fillings have less mercury than in years past, some schools of though still believe they pose a potential health risk. Dr. Hughes uses high-quality professional grade ceramic to create a tooth-colored filling that is mercury free.

Can I replace old metal fillings with white fillings?

Dr. Huges will be happy to analyze your old fillings to determine if they can safely be removed and replaced with white fillings. Metal fillings, especially in the “smile zone” can be distracting. Replacing them with tooth-colored resin fillings can provide an instant smile makeover. Dr. Hugehs will custom color match your filling to seamlessly blend with your natural smile.

Do dental fillings hurt?

Most patients are pleasantly surprised at how comfortable the dental filing process is. Dr. Hughes provides local anesthetic for dental fillings for our patient’s ultimate comfort.

What is the dental filling procedure like?

The infection or decay is removed from the tooth. The area is then thoroughly cleaned and the resin is used to fill the space securing the structure of the tooth. Dr. Hughes will then use a special light to permanently cure the filling in place.

Schedule A Consultation

The best way to avoid tooth decay and the need for dental fillings is by visiting the dentist regularly. Daily oral hygiene and biannual dental cleanings can help keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you have a tooth cavity or minor chips and cracks, Dr. Hughes can repair the damage using white dental fillings. Contact our Boulder, CO dentist office our schedule a visit online.

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Dr. Tracey Hughes is a highly sought-after and leading Louisville dentist. At the Boulder Valley Dental Center, Dr. Hughes welcomes her patients as ‘guests.’ She is constantly committed to advancing her skills and knowledge through continuing education initiatives. Having received her B.Sc. in Chemistry and Biology from Buena Vista University in Iowa, she proceeded to obtain her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1998 from the University Of Iowa College Of Dentistry. Over the years Dr. Hughes has committed several hours of learning to refine her knowledge and to ensure that she provides her patients with modern dental services. She is only one of less than 1,000 dentists who have earned a Fellowship in Advanced Physiologic Based Dentistry at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Technologies (LVI Global). Whether it is general dentistry or cosmetic dentistry or even sleep apnea, reach out to Dr. Hughes today!