If you’re not a fan of having metal in your mouth, then you should know that we offer metal and mercury-free, tooth-colored fillings and have been doing so for over three decades! Chevy Chase is less than a 20-minute drive away from Smile Designs of Olney! You don’t have to drive far to find dental professionals who can improve your dental health. If you have cavities, don’t neglect them. If you’ve been hesitant to call our office, what’s stopping you? We want nothing more than to bring life back to your smile and help restore your confidence.
What’s The Big Deal Silver Fillings?
Amalgam or silver fillings contain about 50% mercury. Mercury is a highly-toxic chemical, and when you have amalgam fillings and chew, your body can be exposed to small amounts of mercury over time. An excess of mercury in the body can cause:
- Nerve Damage
- Respiratory Issues
- And more
I Have Silver Fillings, What Should I Do?
It’s not impossible to remove a silver filling. It’s challenging, but not impossible. If you decide to have your silver fillings removed, it must be done under ideal isolation so that no mercury vapors enter your system. In our office, we remove silver fillings using rubber dams to isolate your tooth from the rest of your mouth and use an extraoral suction device to remove excess vapor from the surrounding treatment area. With this technology in place, most risks are eliminated. Once removed, we replace them with composite fillings. Tooth-colored fillings are:
- Covered by most dental insurance plans
- Less of the tooth structure needs removal.
The Benefits of Chevy Chase Residents Coming to Smile Designs of Olney
Check out our ratings and reviews on Google! Smile Designs of Olney is a family-owned and family-oriented dental office that you can trust. Dr. Mitchell A. Lomke, DDS, and Joshua M. Lomke, DDS are perfectionists that care about your dental experience. From calling us on the phone to having dental work done, you are going to appreciate every part of the process. We provide virtually painless services that can put you one step closer to loving your smile. For a free consultation, reach out to us today!
Get in Touch With Smile Designs of Olney Today!
For your smile makeover or any other dental needs, come to Smile Designs of Olney! Book an appointment with us. Whether you want your teeth whitened, straightened, or restored altogether, we pride ourselves on quality patient care and giving you the smile makeover that you deserve. Our small, professional staff will make you feel right at home. We service the Montgomery County regions, including Olney, Laytonsville, Brookville, Silver Spring, Rockville, Columbia, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Germantown, MD. Contact us at (301) 260-0700, visit us online, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube.