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Metal Free Dentistry is something that you should consider, especially if you suffer from metal allergies or are worried about all of the talk concerning silver amalgam fillings containing mercury.

Thanks to Modern 21st century dental procedures, you can insist on metal free dentistry in Westlake whether you are replacing your old mercury amalgam fillings, your metal crowns or having new fillings or crowns replaced with tooth colored resin fillings or porcelain crown materials.

If you have old silver amalgam fillings, it is important that you schedule an appointment with your dentist who will check for decay and defective fillings. If left untreated that tooth decay could develop into a dangerous abscess, which could be deadly.

These days you can even have metal free onlays, which are a smaller version of a dental crown, bonded directly to your teeth. You can ask your dentist to replace your silver amalgam fillings or repair damaged, chipped, or cracked teeth with dental bonding.  

It is hard to believe that some dentists still use silver amalgam fillings containing mercury. Because mercury is a health hazard most states do not allow it to be thrown into the garbage or put down the drain, yet it is okay for some dentists to fill your teeth with silver amalgam. Some countries do not even allow dentists to use silver filling material that contains mercury.

The main alternative to mercury is resin. Your dentist explains that there are different resins available depending on the dental restoration situation. Porcelain is used for tooth repair or crowns where the entire tooth needs to be covered while composite resin is decay resistant, strong, and tolerant to moisture.

Thanks to metal free dentistry in Westlake, you can have all of your metal fillings and crowns replaced with non-metal materials. It really is possible to have a metal free mouth when you schedule an appointment with Westlake Smile Design. These days resin fillings and porcelain crowns are attractive and effective when it comes to supporting damaged teeth.

If you would like more information regarding metal free dentistry and how the materials are more biocompatible, schedule an appointment with your dentist today.

September 15, 2014 | Uncategorized Back to Blog

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