Dr. Rao places equal importance on optimal health, function, and esthetics (beauty) when restoring teeth. She uses tooth-colored composite resin dental fillings instead of amalgams.
Amalgams vs. Composites
You may be aware, dental amalgam contains trace amounts of mercury, a hazardous heavy metal. While the FDA and ADA state that amalgam is safe in most cases, Dr. Rao believes that composite fillings are a reliable alternative. In addition, composite fillings look like natural tooth enamel, so they keep a smile white and beautiful.
If you need an old filling replaced, either because it’s faulty or you prefer white fillings, we can use composites in place of your amalgams. Keep in mind, however, if tooth decay has occurred below your amalgam filling, you may need an inlay, onlay, or crown to restore your tooth’s durability.
To reserve your dental checkup, consultation, or second-opinion visit, call 214-522-3110 today. Located in Highland Park, Dr. Rao’s Dallas dentist office serves families from the SMU area, Katy Trail, Park Cities, and surrounding communities. Visit our blog and Facebook page to learn more about Dr. Rao and her team, and join the conversation with our team and patients.