Almalgam fillings

      
“Dental amalgam is the most commonly used dental restorative material used for dental fillings. First introduced in France in the early 19th century,[1] it contains a mixture of mercury with at least one other metal. Amalgam has been the restorative method of choice for many years due to its low cost, ease of application, strength, durability, and bacteriostatic effects. Factors that have led to recent decline in use are a lingering concern about detrimental health effects, aesthetics, and environmental pollution. The health issue concerns the known toxic affects of mercury and whether these are present in the amounts released from the amalgam. The aesthetic issue is because the metallic colour does not blend with the natural tooth colour. This is especially a concern when used on front teeth, but it can be addressed using alternative dental materials. The environmental concerns are regarding mercury emissions during preparation and from waste amalgam upon cremation of deceased individuals”.

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Dr. Sebastian
18700 Main St., Suite 206
Huntington Beach, Ca. 92648
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About Dr. Sebastian

Doctor Sebastian Gonzales is a native Californian, born and raised in Orange County. Dr. Sebastian has been providing cosmetic dentistry for over 25 years in his Huntington Beach dentist Office. His undergraduate studies were completed at California State University of Long Beach. There, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 1978. He attended the University of California School of Dentistry of San Francisco where he received his doctorate in Dental Surgery in 1982. Dr. Sebastian believes in hard work, commitment and honesty. His philosophy with his patients is clear and emphasizes the integrity of his work as both a cosmetic dentist and a general dentist.