Mercury Free fillings are dental restorations that protect the beauty and longevity of your smile. Providing mercury free fillings as an alternative to traditional metal amalgam is just another way our team at Zen Dental Care achieves conservative, minimally-invasive dental care.
Fillings made from composite resins and porcelain can restore unsightly old metal fillings. Many are surprised by the natural results mercury free fillings provide a tooth once covered by the old-fashioned silver mercury amalgams. The experience of Dr. Mira allows her to offer a dental restoration that is so natural-looking in appearance, the filling goes unnoticed by others.
“Only had two cavities filled but received lots of care and pampering!” -Kelly S
It’s not only appearance that makes traditional metal amalgam fillings less than ideal. The composition of these fillings requires more removal of healthy tooth before application. Also, the metal is known to expand or contract with temperature changes in the mouth, which may causes the tooth to crack or break.
When tooth decay has caused enough damage that a filling is needed, Dr. Mira recommends mercury free fillings for her patients because of their tooth-sparing qualities and protective nature. The strong bonding technique of a mercury free filling requires the least amount of tooth removal and provides a strong seal that keeps the tooth safe. In fact, the composite resin material that makes up these mercury free fillings beautifully enhances the strength and durability of the tooth, in some cases making it even more stable than it was naturally.
It is our goal in always providing the most comfortable, conservative dentistry possible. Offering mercury free fillings to our patients is just one of the many ways we accomplish this goal. Call to schedule your consultation with Dr. Mira today.