February 12, 2021

 

Dear Valued Patients,

 

Serving you for 26 years has transformed me and my profession as a dentist. For this, I feel honored to serve each of you in managing your dental health. It is time for me to pass the baton. I am privileged to pass the dental practice that I hold in my heart, Aesthetic and General Dentistry, to Dr. Peter Kelly, a qualified and knowledgeable dentist with a myriad of talents and experience.

 

I will still be here to offer my services in the next few months, to assist Dr. Kelly and his partners in this transition. I am also happy to inform you that our entire outstanding dental team will remain with Dr. Kelly. I have confidence that Dr. Kelly will continue the practice’s mission of providing excellent dental care.

 

Thank you so much for all the experience in becoming a better dentist to you. My personal journey is taking me along another pathway. I will remember you, the relationship, and the memories.

 

With best wishes and deep gratitude,

 

Alfredo M. Gapuz, Jr., DMD

Placing Composite Fillings as a Healthy Restorative Alternative to Traditional Metal

Our experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Alfredo Gapuz uses non-metal, lifelike material for his restorations. These metal-free fillings better withstand pressure on your teeth when biting or chewing compared to metal fillings. Our durable composite fillings also allow you to retain the natural beauty of your smile.

Composite Fillings: a closeup of a woman's open mouth as a dentist examines her teeth.

Our composite resin materials can be color-blended to perfectly match the color of your natural teeth. Selecting from a variety of composite materials we regularly utilize, Dr. Gapuz will choose the best one for your unique situation. Composite resin restorations also feel like your true teeth, and you can easily care for them by following your usual hygiene routine.

Dr. Gapuz prefers composite restorations because they offer superior function over metal fillings. Because we bond and seal composite resin restorations, they prevent bacterial leakage and build-up around the restoration, two things commonly occurring with metal fillings. Metal-free fillings protect the health of your teeth and gums, ensuring the future health of your smile.

Benefits of Composite, Tooth-Colored Fillings

Metal-free fillings can provide many benefits for those seeking to replace silver fillings or fill a cavity. Benefits include:

  • They restore the natural appearance of the tooth
  • They often require less alteration of tooth structure
  • They are less sensitive to hot and cold temperatures
  • They restore the strength of the tooth
  • They are performed without the use of mercury, which has shown to have toxic risks even in small doses
  • They are tooth-colored to provide a good blend with the rest of your teeth

Contact Our Practice

If you are interested in metal-free fillings and have questions about the procedure, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our practice today. Dr. Gapuz and his experienced dental team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Dr. Gapuz

Aesthetic and General Dentistry

Dr. Alfredo Gapuz was recently recognized in local publications as an Orlando Dentist of the Year and as a 2019 Top Dentist. He holds several other distinctions, such as:

  • Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Member of the International Congress of Oral Implantology
  • Graduate of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
  • Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Fellow of the Academy for Dental-Facial Esthetics

To schedule your consultation at our Orlando office, contact us online or call us at (407) 251-5100.

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