Dear valued patients:

Due to recent recommendations from the CDC and mandates from the State of Pennsylvania, our office will be closed effective immediately to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Your health, and the health of our dedicated staff matters to us, so going forward we will suspend all non-emergency care through May 31st. Patients will be seen only for urgent and emergency dental needs. If you have what you consider an emergency, please call the office and you will be directed to reach Dr. Spilkia. If you are scheduled for an appointment in the upcoming weeks, expect a call from us to reschedule that appointment.

Thank you for your understanding. Be safe and stay healthy!
Dr. Spilkia Regarding Emergency Care During Covid-19
New Patients: (267) 463-2777 | Existing Patients: (215) 624-1935
7052-56 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19135
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Why Philadelphia area patients should choose tooth colored fillings

patients should choose tooth colored fillings

Cavities can happen, even to patients who take the best care of their smile. Dr. David Spilkia of Philadelphia does not offer silver amalgam fillings (metal) as other dentists in the area do, because of the risks of mercury toxicity. Instead, he encourages patients to consider tooth-colored fillings.

Tooth-colored fillings are made of composite resin. This material is colored to match the natural tooth enamel, and then applied into the prepared area of the tooth. Once this is done, the area is smoothed and polished for a seamless finish. When tooth-colored fillings are placed by a skilled professional with proper training, patients can enjoy a restoration that looks completely natural and does not stand out as obvious dental work.

Dr. David Spilkia uses tooth-colored fillings for many reasons. First, they are safer than traditional silver amalgam fillings still used by many dentists today. Silver amalgam fillings are comprised of approximately 50 percent mercury. Mercury is a toxic substance to the body, and it should be avoided. Now that patients are aware of the problems associated with mercury toxicity, many are requesting their dentists remove these fillings and replace them with composite resin fillings instead.

Second, tooth-colored fillings are attractive. Instead of looking like a dark area on the tooth, the fillings blend in with the natural enamel and others are often unaware that dental work was done. This is a more esthetic option for patients who are worried about the appearance of their smile after cavities have occurred.

Dr. David Spilkia of David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry works closely with patients of all ages in his practice to help them in addressing imperfections of the smile and their oral health. When cavities happen, it is important for patients to see their dentist as soon as possible for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Contact the team of David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today to book a consultation visit and learn about the ways in which composite resin fillings can improve and enhance the smile.

 

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Dr. David Spilkia - David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

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Dr. David Spilkia has been attending to the dental needs of the communities of Philadelphia, PA for almost three decades and is trusted by his patients. Having started his education at The City College of New York and graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1983, he practiced dentistry for a few years, before starting the David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in 1988.

Among the range of cosmetic and general dentistry procedures provided by Dr. Spilkia are restorative dentistry, dental implants, smile makeovers, and Invisalign orthodontics.
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