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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

No More Metal Fillings

About three years ago, my dentist started a project to replace my old childhood fillings, which were a metal amalgam that was becoming brittle and breaking down. We started with the ones that were obviously failing, and worked around to replace each one slowly. Some of them were pulled out to find that they really had failed and were allowing more decay. Those weren't any fun. But last night, the last two original fillings were quickly and easily replaced with nice white resin composite fillings, so you just about can't tell where I have fillings and where I don't. The reality is that I have a lot of fillings, just none of them are metal now. I think that's pretty cool. And I managed to sit through the last session without flinching, jumping, crying, begging for a break, or anything else. Dr. Kiryakos was just as thrilled as I was and said I should've brought a bottle of champagne. Instead we celebrated with checking out the new baby pictures from his very cool hygenist Heather. Her third is now just five months and a cutie.

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