Quest Dental is proud to serve as your local Baltimore dentist office. Our commitment is to the oral health of our patients. In order to carry out this mission, our expert and experienced staff provides all of our patients with the caring and individualized care they deserve. We have also created a practice that is welcoming and stress free. We want our patients to feel at ease when they come in for appointments. We have been proudly serving our community for over 24 years and in that time we have grown into a state-of-the-art practice that is able to offer our patients only the latests and greatest in oral health care. Whether you come into our Baltimore dentist office for a comprehensive dental exam and cleaning or you need to have your dental fillings replaced, you will find that Quest Dental is a dental practice that cares for you.
One of the many specialties at our Baltimore dentist office is the safe removal of amalgam and mercury dental fillings. We are able to replace these fillings with composite fillings that are better looking and safer for the oral health of our patients. There have been many debates as to the health risks of amalgam dental fillings. But when it comes to answering this question we are better served in comparing the merits of both amalgam and composite fillings. Only then can we determine what is best for our patients.
Porcelain or composite fillings are strong and durable and are most useful in providing patients with strong fillings that can withstand the extreme pressures of chewing. Amalgam fillings are highly resistant to wear. The fact that they are extremely durable makes them valuable in the restoration of molars in the back of the mouth, where the chewing load is greatest. The disadvantages of amalgam include possible short-term sensitivity to hot or cold immediately after the fillings are placed. They are also silver in color and many patients find that they are ugly and want them removed. In the event of removal, we are experienced and capable of safely removing these amalgam fillings and replacing them with composite materials. But before that is done we recommend that you make an appointment in order to consult with our doctors as to the best course of action for your particular fillings and oral health needs.
Make an appointment to visit our Baltimore dentist office today. At Quest Dental we will make sure that you leave our office with a smile that is healthy and beautiful, and one that you will be proud to show off to the world.