Advanced Dental Care of Longwood
505 Wekiva Springs Road, Suite 100, Longwood, FL 32779

Composite and Porcelain Fillings in Longwood, FL

Natural Looking White Fillings at Sweetwater Smiles

We place primarily composite resin or porcelain fillings instead of amalgam (mercury-silver) fillings. Silver has been around for over 150 years, and billions have been placed around the globe in that time. However, silver does have some significant disadvantages:

  1. They corrode over time, turning both the filling and the tooth black.
  2. They have a tendency to chip and crack around the edges, which allows leakage to occur. When this happens, the entire filling has to be drilled out, making the cavity preparation a little bit bigger each time. Composite resin can be repaired and/or added to with a minimal amount of tooth loss.
  3. More healthy tooth structure has to be removed with silver as compared to composite when preparing the tooth.
  4. The prep design required for an amalgam can sometimes cause the filling to act like a “wedge” (splitting the tooth in two), which causes internal cracks to form, weakening the tooth.
  5. They provide absolutely no support to the tooth whatsoever.
  6. The EPA forbids the disposal of dental amalgam into the trash can since it is classified as toxic waste because of the mercury content. If it’s not safe enough for the trash can, I’d rather not place it in your mouth!
  7. A major manufacturer of silver in America (the Caulk company) has advised dentists to avoid placing silver fillings in pregnant or nursing mothers, kids under the age of 7, and people with kidney disease.

These are a few of the reasons why we no longer offer amalgam (mercury-silver) fillings in our practice. Please take a look at examples of these fillings in our Photo Gallery.

For those of you concerned about mercury vapor contamination while removing old amalgams:

We’d like to introduce you to the amazing Isolite™. It combines 3 elements into one wonderful device…suction, a mouth prop, and a bright LED light that illuminates the inside of your mouth fantastically. It is made of VERY soft rubber and is very comfortable.

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Unlike the rubber dam, which does not have built in suction at all, this device wraps around the tooth…providing high speed suction from 3 different sides! It reduces the amount of free mercury vapor tremendously!

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Patient Reviews
Excellent care, as always!
Rhonda R.
I was pretty nervous about getting my tooth pulled but after I entered the office I saw Julie's smiling face. I expressed my nervousness to her and […]
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Great service. All the staff are very profecional.
Ines C.
It is always such a pleasure to have the service from Sandy and Dr. Quevedo. I am their fan patient for the last thirteen years. They are caring and […]
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Excellent timely and professional service with valuable information provided during my last appointment.
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Sandy was great as usual!
Drew D.
I'm so grateful the doctor could save my broken tooth ! M.J.
Mary H.
Excellent, as always with Sandy and Dr. Quevedo! I went right home and took my medication. I have only two capsules left for next time. How do I get […]
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Good scheduling - good care
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In my lifetime I have sat in a dentist chair many times. I must say that the staff at Sweetwater Smiles are the best. My appointment time is honored […]
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Dr. Quevedo and his staff was professional, helpful, while also being personable, making one comfortable to return knowing you will be given […]
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Very satisfied!
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As always! Sandy is an angel.
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Sandy, my hygienist has always been friendly and professional, and made me feel safe and that I was in good hands. :-) Dr. Quevedo has been my […]
Christopher Q.
Went well, no issues
Jon H.
Dr. Q and Sandy are both wonderful caring individuals and very professional.
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Scott G.
Really love the doctor and the staff! Everyone is super nice, and you are always in and out quickly! I have a fear of the dentist, and they are […]
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Maurice C.
Sandy cleaned my daughter's teeth. We have been going to her for 12 years and she is the best always. I love Dr. Quevedo too. Cannot tell you how […]
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Donna A.
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Anonymous
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James H.
Sandy and the rest of the staff were wonderful as always. Sandy is the most patient and gentle hygienist I've ever known. I never thought I would […]
Matthew B.
The staff is extremely friendly and personable. Julie at the front desk was a great help and someone whom I believe to be an asset to the practice. I […]
Sandchai K.
I am very pleased with my crown and the service from a friendly staff.
Ida M.
As usual, everyone is always courteous, and I would gladly recommend Dr. Quevedo. My visits are always pleasant.
Anonymous
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Roderick J.
Dr Quevedo seems to be a very conscientious dentist.
Deloris B.
As always, everything went great, as great as can be expected considering I was at the dentist! Ha ha
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Good scheduling, good over work
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Hands down the best cavity fix I have ever been through. No pain and no numbness. Dr. Q was quick and courteous. I will be telling everyone about […]
Scott G.
Excellent experience. Entire staff was attentive and caring. Dr. Quevedo took his time and did excellent work.
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James M.
I enjoy all the people working at Dr. Quevedo's office every time I go there.
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John D.
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James H.
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The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. It feels like you are being treated as an individual. Dr. Quevedo, is a fantastic dentist, with tremendous […]
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We appreciate everything everyone did for us last Weds . My husband was in extreme pain & they removed the tooth despite the swelling & infection. We […]
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EVERYONE AT THE LONGWOOD DENTAL CARE OFFICE TREATS YOU LIKE A VALUED CLIENT. THEY ARE PROFESSIONAL AND CARING. I AM ALWAYS MADE TO FEEL COMFORTABLE […]
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Mon. – 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tue. – 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed. – 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thu. – 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri. – Closed
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (321) 594-2628
Fax: (407) 862-2333
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  • Monday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday Closed
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