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(251) 862-1937
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Are you looking for an alternative to metal fillings? In the past, these silver (amalgam) fillings were the most common means of repairing tooth decay. However, modern dentists now offer a more cosmetically pleasing solution. With the use of tooth-colored composite resin, no one ever has to know you had a cavity filled!

The Trouble with Amalgam

Past amalgam fillings contain mercury. Although these fillings are still being used today, it is with diminishing numbers as more patients are realizing the negative effects and potential risks. Metal fillings can blacken and expand with age, which causes staining and cracking. More importantly, there is a strong debate on the safety of these mercury fillings inside the mouth. At Hollon Dental, we proudly give patients a better alternative in cavity repair with our cosmetic fillings that are not only tooth-colored but also metal-free.

The Benefits of White Fillings

Choosing composite resin, or white fillings, means you’ll gain the following advantages over traditional amalgam fillings:

  • Natural in color and blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
  • Bonded directly to your teeth, which pulls your tooth together, making it stronger.
  • More stable in extreme hot and cold temperatures (like when eating ice cream or drinking coffee) than amalgam, which means that they don’t expand or contract as much.

When it comes to repairing cavities or restoring minor tooth damage, Hollon Dental understands what patients prefer. Given our expertise as a full-service dental practice, we use dental materials that improve the health, integrity and aesthetics of your teeth. Tooth-colored fillings are an excellent example. Call today to learn more about how we use composite resin to affordably and quickly fix your smile.

Posted on behalf of Hollon Dental, LLC

100 S University Blvd.
Mobile, AL 36608

Phone: (251) 862-1937


Monday - Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: closed

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Our Patient Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
John R.

Friendly staff, Great hygienists, and awesome dentist. Highly recommend all around.

Larry D.

I always enjoy my visit! Everyone is friendly and accommodating. I especially enjoy my hygienist who is very entertaining while my teeth are being cleaned. I believe the low key approach by Dr Hollon fits me just right. More like talking to a friend than a doctor. Keep up the great work!

Anita D.

Dr Hollon is probably the best dentist I've ever been to. He was very attentive to my needs and as gentle as you can be when pulling a tooth. His staff was excellent in what they do and very friendly. I have found my new dentist!!

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