Hello! Welcome to the Stephen Ratcliff, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry blog. If this your first visit, we hope you find useful information about our Arlington cosmetic dentistry practice. If you have read some of our previous articles, we are glad you checked back with us. We post new articles regularly.
My name is Dr. Stephen Ratcliff, DDS. I have been practicing dentistry in Arlington since 1990. Stephen Ratcliff, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is a full-service dental office located at 909 W Mitchell St in Arlington. In addition to providing comprehensive examinations and deep cleanings for clients in the Fort Worth area, we perform all types of restorative dentistry.
When a tooth has decay or has been damaged, a dental restoration is needed to ‘restore’ the tooth to its previous intact condition. A dental filling is one of the most common and well-known types of restorations. A dental filling is used to repair decayed or damaged tooth surfaces. Most people have a few fillings in their mouth.
If you have old silver amalgam fillings, we can replace them with nearly-invisible fillings tooth colored. These fillings are made out of a strong composite resin. Many of our cosmetic dentistry patients have replaced their old silver fillings with fillings matched to their teeth. You can improve your smile instantly and relatively inexpensively by getting rid of the ‘metal’.
Another reason some Grand Prairie and Grapevine clients have had their old fillings replaced is because they are concerned about the possible heavy metal toxicity of the mercury in the silver.
If you would like to replace your amalgam fillings, call us at 817-274-7875 to schedule a consultation. We are currently accepting new patients and would be happy to show you around our Arlington cosmetic dental office and introduce you to our friendly team.
Smile – it increases your face value!