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Mercury-Free Cavity Repair Elk Grove, CA
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Mercury-Free Cavity Repair

At Laguna West Dental, we work hard to help you avoid dental damage. However, there are times when your teeth need restorative care, such as when they are injured or decayed. In our pursuit to provide the highest quality restorations, we never sacrifice your personal safety or your smile aesthetics. Our experienced dentists proudly offer composite fillings, a mercury-free option that matches the natural color of your teeth. Composite resin is considered the latest and most preferred filling material available. It can be used restoratively to fill a cavity or cosmetically to correct minor imperfections in your smile.

What is a Composite Resin?

When it comes to addressing your smile damage, modern dentistry offers safe, durable and natural-looking solutions. Composite resin is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture that bonds or chemically adheres to your natural tooth. Although bonding is susceptible to the normal wear and tear of chewing and temperature changes, it is a durable and effective method for restoring teeth. Composite resin can restore the shape and form of teeth after decay removal, when teeth have worn unevenly or when they need to match adjacent teeth. This is a simple and cost-effective way to restore teeth that do not require the strength and durability of a crown.

A Safer Alternative to Amalgam Fillings

While it is still a debated topic, we understand the concerns that many patients have regarding silver or mercury fillings, otherwise known as amalgam fillings. According to the FDA, “amalgam fillings may release small amounts of mercury in the form of a vapor (gas), depending on the number and age of existing fillings, and actions such as tooth grinding and gum chewing.” Those who are at high risk (pregnant women, children under six, nursing mothers, etc) should avoid amalgam fillings when getting cavity repair. The FDA also states that “although a direct correlation between mercury from amalgam and possible harmful health effects has not been established, there may be cumulative effects from exposure to mercury.”

Elk Grove Dentist Who Offers Metal-Free Fillings

Composite resin offers significant advantages over this past filling method, as it provides better aesthetics and improved safety. To learn more about composite tooth-colored fillings from a dentist in Elk Grove, please call Laguna West Dental today.

Posted on behalf of Laguna West Dental Care in Elk Grove

9098 Laguna Main St Ste 8
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: (916) 683-7300

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Our Patient Reviews

Laguna West Dental Care


Based on 19 reviews

Suzanne B.

As I was walking to my car after my appointment I thought, I sure am happy I come here. I get warm friendly service and gentle, thorough care throughout my visit. Dr. Chan and his staff are the best.

Jennifer B.

We've been so very happy with Dr. You and his staff since we moved to Sacramento in 1985! We've followed him to the current location in Laguna...he and his staff take such good care of all our dental needs. I have no hesitation in recommending their services!

Stephanie O.

In my 65 years on the planet, and hundreds of hours in former dentists' offices, Dr. You and his staff are by far the best I've ever encountered. My very recent crown replacement was 100 percent pain free! All phases of treatment, from removal of the old crown, mold taking and making, to the permanent placement with my brand new well-matched molar, was seamless. I respect and applaud Laguna West Dental Care for taking such talented care of me.

Janet S.

Since retiring, I drive and hour and a half each way to continue to see Dr. You and his entire staff ... and I hate to drive. No better dentist and hygenists in Sacramento and I have tried others over the years. Thank you for a great experience each and every time Laguna West!

Norman H.

In my 50+ years, I've probably had 7 to 8 dentists and have had my share of bad experiences that made me fearful of going to the dentist. But, after switching to Dr. Chan in 1991, I really couldn't be happier and don't dread dental appointments anymore. Dr. Chan is gentle and exceptionally good at giving shots that I can barely feel. He even calls me in the evening after every procedure to make sure I'm doing okay. The staff is friendly and caring and the facilities are nice. Highly recommended.

Carol D.

We've been patients of Dr. You and Dr. Chan since my son was in kindergarten - now a County employee. Everyone on the staff is great. I had one bad experience with a dentist referred by my insurance co. - I'd NEVER see a dentist again without a personal referral. Consider this mine to you -- Laguna West is an excellent choice!