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Five reasons people in Brookline seek alternatives for amalgam fillings

Five reasons people in Brookline seek alternatives for amalgam fillings

There was a time when amalgam was the standard filling material in virtually every dental office. Few alternatives existed, and few people were concerned with the biocompatibility or appearance of so-called silver fillings.

With advances in dentistry, and advances in scientific knowledge, that situation has changed dramatically. Today’s savvy dental patients seek mercury-free restorations, from Alpha Plus Dental Center in Brookline. Why? Here are the top five reasons:

  1. Silver fillings aren’t silver – The common name for amalgam is misleading. The formula is actually a metal alloy containing very little silver. It is about half mercury along with small amounts of several other metals.
  2. Make cavities disappear – You don’t want to see a cavity when you look in the mirror, but you don’t want to see a silver spot either. Our carefully crafted aesthetic restorations blend flawlessly with your tooth enamel, for a natural appearance.
  3. Preserve healthy tooth structure – Composite fillings are highly customizable, requiring less aggressive tooth preparation. That means less drilling, and more of your tooth left intact.
  4. Minimize risk of tooth damage – Amalgam expands and contracts with temperature change at a faster rate than tooth enamel does. The stress may lead to micro-fracturing of the treated tooth, or premature failure of the filling.
  5. Minimize risk of allergy – Metal allergies and sensitivities are quite common, leading many people to avoid amalgam. We use composite resin filling material and porcelain restorations, both of which are beautiful and biocompatible.

You take your health seriously, and you deserve to see a dentist who does as well. Dr. Kovtun and his team are committed to using safe, gentle, biocompatible dental solutions to create spectacular smiles.

Your beautiful, healthy smile is just a phone call away. Contact Alpha Plus Dental Center at (617) 274-8494 and schedule an appointment today.

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Dr. Stan Kovtun DMD

A graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (with honors), Dr. Stan Kovtun is among the select few mercury-safe and biological dentists in Brookline, MA. With expertise in general, preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry, as well as periodontal disease procedures, Dr. Kovtun is committed to patient education and comprehensive treatment plans. So, patients keep their teeth for life.

Patients benefit from Dr. Kovtun's focus on long-term relationships, continuing education, and investments in lasers, digital imaging, ozone, and other technologies.


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I recommend alpha plus they will work with you when it comes to your teeth. They are very good with all their clients will make sure you are satisfied with the service. If you are on a budget they will try to make easy for you as best as they can. I been coming here since 2013 have not had one problem. Read More
Monica K.
I drive over an hour from Cape Cod for all my dental work because Dr. Kovtun is one of the few Biological dentists around. Not only is he a master at dentistry but he offers a healthier holistic approach to oral health that is so important to me. Often times, conventional dentists overlook at the importance or how oral health effects the entire body. He and his staff are super nice and I'm glad I found them!! Read More
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Have been a patient here for quite a while now. It was hard to find a dentist that I trusted in the area, but I've really enjoyed this practice. They tend to be conservative with their assessment, which I really value - no unnecessary treatments, and my teeth feel and look great. Read More
Monica O.
Dr. Kovtun is great. I chipped my 7-year molar, and he was able to fit me in the very next morning! He safely, quickly, and painlessly removed my old amalgam filling and prepped my tooth with a temporary fix while I wait for a beautiful new permanent one. He is knowledgeable, informative, and accomodating. The staff is super-competent and friendly. I will definitely be scheduling other dental procedures here. Excellent, excellent, excellent!! Read More
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