Mercury Free Dentistry

Our practice is proud to offer an alternative to traditional metal (mercury) fillings by using BPA, Bis-GMA and fluoride free, tooth colored composite resin and/or porcelain restorations. Through many years of experience working with various treatment centers that address chemical and environmental sensitivities, we have been able to identify which dental products have the least toxic effect for our patients.


Advancements in dental technology have produced materials that replace silver fillings used to fill cavities. These restorations are called composite fillings.

Composite fillings restore the tooth to its original color and shape. The composite material actually bonds to tooth making it stronger than the old amalgam (silver) fillings. A shade of your tooth is taken and the composite is then matched to it. The result is a tooth that looks beautiful and natural. The fillings are completed in one appointment.

While composite fillings are very attractive, this material is recommended for small fillings and areas of low stress. The larger fillings especially those in the back of the mouth may require a stronger restoration. These teeth are usually restored with a ceramic material that is bonded to the tooth as well. These ceramic “onlays” are used in back teeth when the tooth is at risk of fracture. New digital technology offers a substitute for crowns in many cases.

These restorations are referred to as “Cerec Ceramic Restorations”. This technology is a wonderful advancement in restoring teeth. In most cases restorations are completed in one appointment.

Direct Ceramic Fillings

Direct ceramic fillings produce beautiful, undetectable dental work. This mercury-free option bonds well to tooth structure and requires limited tooth preparation. Ceramic closely resembles the texture and appearance of teeth so that patients can enjoy a healthy looking, vibrant smile. Our dentist can place direct ceramic fillings in one office appointment, too.

Ceramic fillings are a durable and long-lasting treatment option that provide our health-conscious patients peace of mind and a beautiful smile.

Safe Amalgam (Silver/Metal Fillings) Removal

Our practice is proud to offer an alternative to traditional metal fillings. Metal free fillings can be used any time a metal filling is used, and they can be used to replace older metal fillings, providing you with an aesthetically pleasing restoration. Dentistry has advanced to the point where fillings can now be matched to the color of your teeth and thus be virtually invisible. Our practice is very committed to helping patients who may feel frustrated with feeling overlooked by traditional medicine, traditional dentistry, and are seeking solutions — not medications for their sometimes debilitating illnesses.

We are unique in that we spend one on one time with patients, focusing on symptoms–causes–and conditions, and ultimately helping the patient return to the productive, happy life they once knew.

Our patients benefit from modern safe amalgam removal. Our doctors’ have extensive training and years of experience to ensure your old mercury fillings are removed in the safest way possible. We use an Oral Aerosol Evacuation System to remove mercury fillings (for mercury vapor, BPA dust, air abrasion powder, laser smoke, VOCs, and airborn viruses). Call today for an appointment to discuss how we can help you achieve optimal health through holistic dental practices.

Mercury Free Dentistry | Kozlow & Rowell Dentistry | North Dallas | Addison
State-of-the-art mercury filling removal captures residual mercury vapor.

Metal Testing Compatibility

Before patients invest in dental restorations or prosthetics like dental implants, receiving metal compatibility testing might be beneficial. Many dental restorations and prosthetics are comprised of metals, which some people have allergies and sensitivities to. A compatibility test can predict which materials are best for a person’s needs. This testing is particularly useful for those who have autoimmune conditions, heart disease, diabetes, and impaired liver or kidney function. Metal compatibility testing can reveal sensitivities to metals such as titanium, platinum, gold, silver, and amalgams that are commonly used in dentistry.

If you have questions about metal sensitivities or dental restorations, call our office to schedule an appointment.