I had a dental filling replaced on the back upper side on Feb 26, 2018. My older filling to be repl
I had a dental filling replaced on the back upper side on Feb 26, 2018. My older filling to be replaced was your more traditional metal amalgam dental filling. My mistake was that I naturally assumed that the dentist would replace my old metal amalgam filling with the same type. Metal amalgam fillings are stronger, more durable and less expensive. Teeth must withstand extreme forces that result from chewing such as in the back of the mouth. It was not until after the procedure and I was paying, that the front office informed me that the dentist used a resin based composite filling instead of amalgam metal. As a result, my cost was higher. However, it was not the higher cost that bothers me. I was extremely disappointed because the dentist should have immediately informed me that she was replacing my metal amalgam filling with a resin based filling. Had I been properly informed, I would have elected not to go the resin based route and would have changed dentists. I prefer the use of metal amalgam fillings given that the tooth was located in the front rear thus requiring a more tougher material. The front office went on to say that Dr. Baxter does not use metal amalgam fillings for the safety of their patients. Again, I was not properly informed or given a choice. I do see that on the Dr. Baxter website that they only use resin based fillings but again, I had not used their website and the Dentist should have personally informed me prior to performing the procedure. My wife and I are now going to change dentists. I will say that Dr. Baxter is a cool guy and their staff is friendly. I do recommend that their staff communicate better with their patients. Therefore, only "two stars" for you.