White Fillings: Metal and Mercury-Free

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White Fillings: For a More Natural Smile

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Do you have silver fillings? Are you thinking about getting them replaced? 

Here we’ll talk about all of the important things including:

1. What is a white filling.

2. Why you might want to consider replacing silver fillings.

3. Find out what metal-free dentistry has to offer. To see, we’ve included an easy to read brochure because we’re all about making things easy!  

What are white fillings? Is there a dentist near me who does white fillings?

White fillings are made of a composite material that bonds to your tooth and has a beautiful, lasting result. A tooth that has decay (a cavity) needs a filling. The filling will take the place of the decay, helping to strengthen the tooth and prevent further decay. The dentist will first prepare the tooth by removing all of the decay that is present. Once the removal of decay, the filling will be placed. After the filling material has hardened, it will function like a normal, healthy tooth. The dentists at Coddington Dental in Lincoln, NE use only white, tooth-colored fillings.

Why replace silver fillings? What are the benefits of white fillings?

Many practices still use silver fillings. At Coddington Dental, our doctors believe that composite, white fillings are the most sensible option. Not only are they more aesthetically pleasing, but they are also better for your tooth and overall health. Silver fillings can contain small amounts of mercury that can be released gradually over time when you grind your teeth together or while chewing or talking. Silver fillings also expand and contract with temperature changes in your mouth, which can cause small cracks in your tooth over time. White composite fillings do not release harmful material over time and requires the removal of less tooth structure in preparation versus silver fillings. Our team at Coddington Dental uses only composite, Mercury-free fillings. Thus, we can ensure a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile. Let one of our affordable dentists in Lincoln, NE help you today!


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Check out the “Metal-Free Dentistry” Brochure

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You may choose to replace your silver fillings with tooth-colored fillings for aesthetic purposes, or you may need to have your silver fillings replaced once they have worn out. No matter what, we believe a white composite filling is always the better option.

Make an appointment today to schedule an exam at Coddington Dental and ask about the benefits of white fillings.


The information on this page was written by Dr. Jodi Day.

This gentle Lincoln, NE dentists says: “My patients deserve personalized, quality dental care in an atmosphere they feel comfortable in. At Nebraska Family Dentistry, our team of caring professionals are committed to providing you with a comfortable and positive dental experience. Our goal is to partner with you to help you achieve and maintain optimal dental health throughout your lifetime.”

You can schedule with this Lincoln, NE dentist, or her partners, online 24/7 at her West Lincoln Location of Nebraska Family Dentistry. This Lincoln, NE dentist serves the local communities close to Coddington Dental in Garland, Pleasant Dale, Denton, Crete, Milford, Hickman, Roca, Martell, and Panama.



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