16 Nov We Offer Mercury-Free Restorations
Did you know that amalgam fillings and crowns contain trace amounts of mercury? This could make them unsafe for many people. But with a holistic approach to dentistry, we focus on biocompatible materials that contain no mercury. Our Dallas, TX holistic dental office provides mercury-free dentistry, with lifelike fillings and crowns that are safe for everyone.
The Risks of Mercury
This material is often found in trace amounts in amalgam metal fillings and crowns. This could make it problematic for young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and those with metal allergies. We don’t want these potential risks for our patients, and instead opt for materials that are safe for people of all ages and situations. In addition, these holistic materials are biocompatible, which means they bond with the tooth structure and provide longer-lasting restoration, and they don’t change shape with time and temperature, so the risk of reinfection or future decay is minimized.
Our Holistic Options
We have two options for our dental fillings. Composite resin is a metal-free material that is made from a blend of acrylic-like and glass-like particles. This is safe for all ages, very durable, and can bond with the tooth. We shade the material to blend with your smile so it offers a lifelike appearance too. In addition to treating tooth decay, we can use this material to mask cosmetic imperfections, like misshapen teeth and teeth stains, or repair minor damage such as chipped or broken teeth.
We also offer direct ceramic fillings, which are made from a strong and durable material that is both biocompatible and able to be color-matched for the rest of your smile. These can also be done in one appointment. If you have silver or amalgam fillings, we can safely remove them and replace them with composite resin or direct ceramic materials.
Lifelike Dental Crowns
Dental crowns can tackle more substantial issues with a smile, addressing more advanced decay or infection, and treating major damage. We also use them to correct bite balance, and even aid in the replacement of missing teeth by securing a bridge or restoring a single tooth dental implant. Instead of using silver or amalgam, we can create them from ceramic. With the CEREC system, we can design, craft, and place them all in one visit, so you leave after only one appointment with a healthier and more attractive smile. We can also use inlays and onlays, or partial crowns, for concerns too severe for fillings, but not serious enough to require a full crown.
If you have any questions about our approach to mercury-free restoration, or if you have older restorations or crowns you want to replace, then reach out to our team today to learn more.
Talk To Your Dallas, TX Holistic Dentist About Mercury-Free Dentistry
Our team wants to place lifelike and holistic restorations that are safe for patients of all ages. If you would like to learn more about the mercury-free options we provide, call our Dallas, TX dental practice at (972) 458-2464.