We think that teeth should look like teeth. We have been providing tooth-colored, non-metal dental restorations for many years.
We have not used mercury-containing dental amalgam (silver) fillings since 1988 at CHICO CREEK DENTAL. We feel that teeth should look like teeth. Metal fillings can and do cause staining and darkening of natural tooth structure and can contribute to cracking and fracturing of teeth.
In today’s world, we have the materials and technology to provide tooth colored restorations that are undetectable and can actually strengthen teeth!
We can create crowns (caps) that have no metal in them so there is no ‘black line’ at the gumline. We can close spaces that may exist between teeth and we can whiten teeth with home bleaching materials.