Our dentists and team are committed to helping you improve your oral and overall health. As part of this commitment, we practice mercury-free dentistry. The amalgam often used in dental restorations is a mixture of several metals, including silver, mercury, tin, copper and other trace materials. Mercury can cause harm to your health and may be released into your body in small amounts through amalgam fillings or other metal restorations. Amalgam fillings can also cause additional damage to your teeth over time, such as fractures and cracks in the tooth structure.
Rather than using mercury fillings, our office uses composite material when providing restorations. Composite material is tooth-colored, allowing it to blend in with your teeth and produce a natural final result. Our dentists will carefully evaluate your teeth and work with you to determine the correct shade of white for any restorations you receive. Composite restorations also work with your body and strengthen your tooth structure to provide a better long-term solution for your oral health.
To learn more about mercury-free dentistry, and to schedule an appointment with our dentists, please contact our office. Our team will be happy to answer your questions and provide you with more information about the benefits of mercury-free dental care.