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Healthy and even gum lines are essential to any beautiful smile. Attractive gums complement and frame your teeth, making your smile look healthier and more attractive. If your gums are red and swollen or if your teeth look too small or too short because of the disproportionate size relationship between your teeth and gums, then gum contouring may be the solution for you. Gum contouring can give you the consistent, even gum line you need for a healthy and attractive smile

Metal amalgam fillings are obsolete. Today’s tooth-colored composites are safer, stronger, more attractive and more enduring choices than metal. Hard plastic that bonds to the tooth, composites are more conservative restorations than metal, requiring less drilling of healthy tooth structure.
Amalgams expand and contract when exposed to temperature changes. These movements weaken the tooth wall and can cause fractures. It also allows bacteria to enter and cause decay. Amalgam also contains mercury, a toxic element. Current literature is unclear as to the amount of mercury that is released from amalgams and the long-term effects on health