Posts Categorized: Metal in Dentistry

Lake Forest Cosmetic Dentist Provides a Brief History of Amalgam Fillings

While the American Dental Association (ADA) does not officially condemn the use of amalgam fillings, there has been widespread debate on their use since the 1800s. Because amalgam fillings contain mercury, some studies link them with mercury poisoning, which can cause serious problems with the brain and nervous system. Symptoms include memory loss, mood swings,… Read more »

Black Lines at the Base of Your Dental Crowns?

Porcelain fused to metal crowns have long been a standard in cosmetic dentistry. Before all-ceramic and zirconia crowns were available, PFM crowns were the only alternative to a metal crown. On front teeth, metal crowns make a smile look unattractive. Today, some patients have heard that PFM crowns are not good. Over time, as gums… Read more »

Metal for Strong, Beautiful, and Safe Dental Work

Metal dental work has been surrounded by controversy for some time, because of the potential dangers of mercury and recent developments in beautiful porcelain restorations. But Dr. James Fondriest, of Lake Forest Dental Arts, stands behind the use of metal in dentistry. He values the health and beauty of his patients, and he incorporates both… Read more »