2013-05-16 / Other News

VIEWS ON DENTAL HEALTH

Better Looking Fillings
GARY S. S. RAFAL, D. D.

Cosmetic dentistry is nothing new. What is new is our improved materials. For example, we can now place composite resin fillings in front and back teeth. These are porcelaintype fillings which look more natural in your mouth.

Thanks to these new fillings, other people will never suspect you’ve had dental work done.

Quite a contrast to the unmistakable silver gleam of amalgam fillings. Amalgams have been around for 150 years.

Despite the controversy about mercury, amalgams have endured because of their proven utility and durability.

There are millions of people today who wouldn’t still have their natural teeth if it weren’t for amalgam.

The use of amalgam has never been an attractive way to fill a cavity, especially in the front teeth where they show.

We’ve used it for a century and a half because it was the best material we had.

The office of Gary S. Rafal is located at 9915 Seaview Avenue. For an appointment, call 718- 763-7799.

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