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For years there has been debate in the dental profession regarding the pros and cons of using silver amalgam fillings, which contain about 50% mercury, to restore cavities. We have chosen to not use silver amalgam/mercury fillings, as the technology involved with them is well more than 100 years old. There are also several drawbacks to them, which can cause trouble for teeth with silver fillings.
At Carolina General & Cosmetic Dentistry, we prefer to provide our patients with the newest and best alternatives available, which are bonded composite or porcelain ceramic restorations. Not only do they look natural, they provide a much better service and protection for your teeth, as they eliminate all the shortcomings of the old-fashioned silver fillings. They seal the teeth better, insulate against hot and cold better, and if they wear down they can be repaired easier. Many people who are undergoing a cosmetic improvement on their front teeth elect to have dark silver fillings in their back teeth replaced with the bonded composite or porcelain ceramic restorations to provide a total cosmetic improvement. Please call the office if you want to look into replacing any of your old, unsightly silver fillings.
We want to be your home for all of your dental and oral health needs. Whether you have not been to the dentist in many years, are new to the area, or are looking for a new dental home, our team will create a dental care plan that improves your health and keeps you smiling.
At Carolina General & Cosmetic Dentistry, you can trust you are benefitting from the latest technological improvements in the dental and oral health field. Do not let prior experiences jeopardize your health today. We will take the time to get to know you, evaluate your situation, and work together to create a care plan that gives you peace of mind. Then we will use the best technology available to get the best results in the most comfortable manner possible.
Dr. Katherine Nicholson has been practicing dental medicine for more than 20 years. Known for both her expertise and kindness, she works to form trusting, long-term relationships with her patients. Dr. Nicholson understands that no two patients or situations are the same, and that's why she spends time getting to know you. She believes a personal relationship is the key to creating a care plan that improves your health and achieves your goals.