A silver amalgam filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a silver filling.
An amalgam filling is more commonly used in the back teeth since the color is not as aesthetic as a composite filling.
As with most dental restorations, amalgam fillings are not permanent and may someday need replacement. They are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long lasting smile.
Just wanted to tell you how much I love my new smile. You know it took me a long time to finally make the decision to have veneers put on my front upper teeth. I was a bit nervous but thanks to you, I was able to have them done. You were so patient with me and the result is a beautiful smile.
I have a little story to tell, one of many now. I was recently at JFK airport on a very busy day. The place was so crowded and I needed direction so I went to a young man working for Jet Blue and he did direct me but then he paused and looked at me and said, "you have a beautiful smile!" -- Now this is New York, people don't have time to talk to you much less give a compliment. But he made my day -- and that's thanks to you.
I encourage anyone who is thinking about making their smile special to go ahead and have Dr. Vice make it happen. If you would like me to talk to anyone about going through the process, let me know. Your the best!
There are few dental offices that make you feel as comfortable as you will in Dr. Vice's. She and her staff go out of their way to make your experience at their practice as enjoyable as possible while receiving the absolute best dental care. I required a tremendous amount of dental work over the past 12 months and not only were the results fantastic, but the experience was a pleasure. A schedule of the treatments was provided in advance so I knew what to expect. Dr. Vice keeps her schedule so the patients are never waiting and she gives each patient the time and attention needed. My daughter now travels in from the city to go to Dr. Vice after seeing her work and hearing me sing her praises. Dr. Vice's practice is updated with the most current technology and clinical procedures offered. I happily recommend her to anyone inquiring!
Dr. Christine Vice has been my Dentist since 1999 and is expert at her craft. I am extremely happy and I am complemented on how beautiful my teeth look. Her gentle chair side manner is comforting and I have found myself sleeping while having work done. Dr. Vice is expert in her field and I have recommended her to many of my friends and colleagues as well as my immediate family who are also patients since 1999. Dr. Vice is exemplary in restorative dentistry. It is impossible to tell the crowns from the real teeth. She takes her time and makes sure that the patient is happy with the results before leaving her office. I have the highest respect and gratitude for the beautiful work she has done on my family and all my friends.