Top Reasons to See Dr. Michael Alvarez for Fillings
- Dr. Alvarez has many years of experience in placing fillings for his patients of all ages
- Dr. Alvarez and his trained staff of medical professionals take the time needed to really get to know each and every one of their patients
- Dr. Alvarez believes in helping patients in the Fremont, CA area improve the quality of their lives through advanced dental care and good oral health practices
Introduction to Fillings Provided by Dr. Alvarez
Dental technology has come a long way over the past several years. Once, not too long ago, most dentists used primarily silver amalgam material for fillings. Although amalgam is, in fact, a very strong material, the newer composite materials available for fillings offers many advantages. Composite material can be matched exactly to the color of your natural teeth, which means that your fillings will be virtually invisible. Unlike silver amalgam, which contains trace amounts of mercury, the newer composite material does not contain mercury. As durable as silver amalgam is, after several years the silver material may actually turn dark as the silver begins to corrode, as opposed to composite fillings which don’t change color and are very resistant to showing wear.
Fillings for Any Age of Patient
Although we typically think of fillings as something that is usually more common in young people, the truth is that people of all ages occasionally need fillings. In fact, if you have old silver amalgam fillings, it’s a good idea to talk to Dr. Alvarez about having those fillings replaced. Over time, the silver amalgam can actually turn black, which can be embarrassing and impact your self-esteem. Fortunately, that situation can be easily remedied with new composite fillings.
Dr. Alvarez is also an experienced pediatric dentist who is accustomed to making even the youngest patients feel right at ease. Often, getting a tooth filled is one of the first dental procedures a young child will experience. Thanks to Dr. Alvarez and his many years of experience in pediatric dentistry, you can rest assured that your child will have a positive experience in the dental chair.
Contact Our Office Today for More Information About Fillings
Whether you’re elderly, middle-aged, or are looking for the right dentist for your young children, Dr. Alvarez provides the highest quality dental services available to patients in the Fremont, CA area. But even more than that – Dr. Alvarez really takes the time to get to know you and your family. He believes that the most important contribution he can make in his profession is to improve the overall quality of life for his patients.
Contact us today for more information. Call our Fremont, CA office at 510-713-6790. We’re looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our patient family!
Dr. Alvarez and his trained staff of dental professionals conform to all state and local laws within the state of California.