• Thank you to the team for making me feel comfortable. Dental experiences are very difficult for me.They made me feel at ease and were patient with me. I will definitely continue to make regular dental visits, and my family will also be patients at this office from now on. They have done work for my husband in the past and I will not feel comfortable anywhere else.
  • I am a new patient of Singh Smile Care and I am impressed with the care and attention they have given me. The entire staff made me feel at home and Dr Singh was very concerned about my comfort and explained the procedures in detail. I will definitely recommend Singh Smile Care.
  • I love going to this dental office. They are always friendly and remember my name when I come into the office even after not seeing me for six months. Every time I need major work done Dr. Singh gives the best shots, I can hardly feel him giving me the shot. The staff is alway friendly and they always have a smile on their face. My whole family sees Dr. Singh and we won't go anywhere else.

Mercury-Free Fillings in Phoenix, AZ

Fillings – An Essential Dental Treatment

Having a filling placed is one of the most common and essential treatments in dentistry. Fillings are necessary to stabilize your tooth with a durable material after removing the area of decay. Amalgam fillings (a combination of metals, including mercury) have been widely used in the past because amalgam was considered a durable material that worked well for filling large cavities.

But many people today are worried about the presence of mercury in fillings because they’ve heard it may be dangerous to their health. While there is no conclusive proof that this is the case, Phoenix dentist Dr. Jupneesh Singh wants all our patients to feel completely confident and secure with the treatments that we offer. That is why Singh Smile Care uses only composite material for fillings. Composite fillings are strong, durable, and more aesthetically pleasing than mercury fillings.

What Are the Advantages of Using Composite Fillings?

Aside from potential safety concerns, one of the reasons Dr. Singh chooses composite fillings instead of mercury is that composite material can be shaded to closely match the color of your natural teeth. Compared to amalgam fillings that are dark and noticeable when you smile, composite fillings blend with the color of your natural teeth.

Composite fillings are also extremely durable, adding strength to a tooth that has been filled. Amalgam fillings tend to “shrink” over time, causing the filling to pull away from the healthy part of your teeth. Composite fillings will not shrink, so they continue to provide durable support for your tooth for many years. Using composite fillings, Dr. Singh only needs to remove a small portion of your healthy tooth structure, providing further strength to your natural tooth.

How Are Composite Fillings Used?

Composite fillings are a durable material for filling cavities, and because of their natural-looking color, they can also be used to correct other types of problems such as:

  • Restoring chipped teeth
  • Improving the shape of irregular teeth
  • Filling in small gaps between teeth
  • Repairing cracked or broken teeth

How Do I Know if I Need a Filling?

Visual exams allow Dr. Singh to find decay on the surfaces of your teeth. X-rays show advanced decay located deep within the tooth. But neither of these methods shows decay that is developing just below the surface of the tooth. Using a device called DIAGNOdent, Dr. Singh can find decay in its earliest stages so that it can be treated before it spreads and causes further decay and damage to your tooth.

No matter how thorough you are with your oral hygiene, you still may develop a cavity. That is why routine visits to our Phoenix dentist office for exams and cleanings are so important. Protecting your oral health is our top priority, so we use up-to-date technology and materials to ensure that you always receive the most superior dental care available.

If you think you have a cavity, please contact Singh Smile Care to schedule an appointment for an exam. We’d love for you to meet our friendly professional team and learn how enjoyable a visit to the dentist can be!

Dr. Jupneesh Singh, DDS
Dr. Jupneesh Singh received his undergraduate education at the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology. His fascination with dentistry started in the seventh grade when he decided at the age of 12 that he wanted to be a dentist. He went on to receive his Doctor in Dental Surgery degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.Dr. Singh continues his dental education by attending hundreds of hours of continuing education courses each year in all areas of dentistry. Additionally, Dr. Singh is an adjunct faculty member at the A.T. Stillman’s Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa, AZ.Dr. Singh is a sports enthusiast and loves golf, basketball, and running He also enjoys traveling with his wife and spending time with their three children.
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Meet Dr. Luis Iniguez, DDS
Dr. Luis Iniguez grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona. After graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in Biology, he attended Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago. After graduating in 1999 he returned to Arizona to marry the love of his life. They moved to Tucson, where Dr. Iniguez completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency. In 2004 the family moved to Phoenix and Dr. Iniguez purchased his practice.Through the use of advanced continuing education classes and the latest esthetic dental materials Dr. Iniguez enjoys working with his patients to give them the healthy, beautiful smiles they deserve.
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Dale W. Harley, DDS
Dale was born and raised in Phoenix. He is a 3rd generation Arizonan. He was a Wildcat for eight years, four at the University of Arizona, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Zoology. He spent four more years at Northwestern earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1974. He has been in practice for 43 years.
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Benjamin Osborne, DMD
Dr. Benjamin Osborne is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Before starting dental school, Ben was working toward a Masters of Science degree in Healthcare Management. He previously earned his Bachelor of Arts in history with a minor in Chemistry, also at Pitt. He began his foray into the dental field working as an assistant for an orthodontist during college. It was in this role that Ben discovered the enjoyment that comes from working with patients. He has enjoyed participating in numerous outreach programs including The Boys and Girls Club and Pittsburgh's quarterly "Give Kids a Smile Day" He is a member of the American Dental Association as well as the Arizona Dental Association.
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