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Why do I have to replace those existing fillings?

Back in the old days, a material of choice for dental cavity filling was that silver (amalgam) filling.

Even though it's mercury, it's been proven safe. Or so we thought.

However, Lewisville Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Park does not approve these silver fillings in his office for several reasons.

1. Always hairline fracture noted around these silver fillings. Thus,it's safe to believe it weakens the surrounding natural tooth structure, making your tooth prone to tooth fracture.

2. Since it's heavy metal, over time, it corrodes. In doing so, it stains your tooth dark. ...

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I was told to have a PPO dental insurance. But what is it?

Your Human Resource at your work said you now have a dental insurance and it's PPO.

OK, good but what is it and how does it work, you may ask?

 

Here are some definitions of few dental insurance and how they work. These definitions are acquired from Delta Dental.

Dental PPO Plans

Dental PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) plans offer a network feature and usually offer a balance between lower costs and dentist choice. PPO dentists participate in the network thereby agreeing to accept contracted fees as payment in full rather than their usual fee for patients with the PPO. When you visit a PPO dentist, you typically ...

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