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Mark Tickle, DMD
A Great Dentist

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Comprehensive Family Dentistry

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We know that making decisions about your health and where you receive your family’s dental care are both important. Our knowledgeable team will be able to answer questions you have regarding treatment, benefits, and scheduling. We look forward to hearing from you.

Here are some of the most common questions we receive. If yours is not on the list, give us a call! We are happy to help.

Comprehensive Family Dentistry

We believe in providing the best care possible. That is why we offer a wide range of options at our Tuscaloosa, AL dental office to meet the needs of every patient and every situation.

While tooth-colored fillings are gaining in popularity and many patients choose to have tooth-colored fillings whenever possible, sometimes they are not the best option for your unique needs. 

Silver (amalgam) fillings work better in a moist environment. Since children have active salivary glands, sometimes silver fillings work better – especially in baby teeth. Amalgam fillings also work well under pressure. If you clench or grind your teeth, you might require amalgam fillings in your molars because they can sustain greater wear and tear.

Tooth-colored fillings do have many benefits that go beyond aesthetics. The material we use to make tooth-colored fillings requires us to remove less of your natural tooth structure. This is beneficial because it leaves you with a stronger natural foundation. Composite fillings can also give us an option when making minor cosmetic repairs such as chips and gaps in your teeth.

To find out which option will work best for you, call and schedule an exam with Dr. Mark Tickle. We look forward to sharing your treatment options with you and to helping you make a good decision regarding your dental health!

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