After removal of a silver filling that had not been bothering the patient it becomes clear that the tooth had begun to accumulate significant decay and fracture. More
After a short 45 minute appointment, Dr. William Shattuck has removed an unsightly silver filling from her mouth as well as the decay that was hiding under it and replaced it with a natural looking, bonded, tooth colored filling, one that is stronger and will last her years. More
Because of his years of experience replacing silver fillings, Dr. Shattuck knew that the hairline fracture visible in the silver filling coincided with decay under it and extended into the tooth itself. At Radiant Dental Care in Haslet, TX Dr. William Shattuck takes a proactive approach to replacing silver fillings, often times identifying issues with older fillings when replacement is as simple as removing the silver filling, the decayed and damaged part of the tooth, and replacing it with a bonded, tooth colored restoration. Had this patient waited another few months to replace this silver filling, the crack that you see would have continued to grow and the patient would have needed a crown on this tooth. Dr. Shattuck's proactive approach saved the patient time, and money and allowed the patient to retain more of her natural tooth. At Radiant Dental Care, Dr. William Shattuck demands the best in procedures and materials for his patients and has made his office amalgam free. Being proactive is the key to making treatment easy and as inexpensive as possible and Dr. Shattuck has made a commitment to do that for his patients.
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