Composite fillings are the tooth-colored resin fillings that are placed directly. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of your natural tooth. They actually bond to the tooth structure, which can provide greater strength. Depending on the situation, it is sometimes possible to take away less tooth structure when placing composite fillings. The majority of fillings we do today are composite fillings.
Amalgam fillings are the “silver fillings” that were used often years ago. Although we do not use this material as often anymore, there are places where amalgam will work and composite will not. Composite must be placed in a very dry environment, so crown repairs under the tissue is a place amalgam works well. For those wishing to avoid amalgam altogether, a new crown can be made instead. Amalgam is never used without consulting the patient on what their preference is, as many people prefer to avoid this material for various reasons.
Dr. Jacobs graduate from the University Of Washington School Of Dentistry in Seattle in 1995. She practiced in Seattle for 6 years and has now serviced the Fort Collins area for over 13 years.
Dr. Jung obtained her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. She is originally from Sioux City, Iowa and attended Creighton University for her undergraduate studies in Biology.
Jamie has been a member of our dental team since 2003. She studied dental hygiene and was involved in student leadership and community outreach.
Alicia joined our dental team in 2016.
Courtney joined our dental team in 2016. Graduating from Lake Forest College in 2010 with a degree in
Our team of 3 dental assistants Megan, Bree and Quinn, work chairside with Drs Jacobs, Szczerba and Nutakki.
To have empathy for all members of our dental family and do meticulous dentistry with integrity in a caring and passionate environment that is energetic and honest.