Mercury Free Fillings in Point Pleasant
Mercury-free fillings are becoming a common alternative to traditional metal fillings. Our dentist offers mercury-free fillings as a safer option for restoring damaged teeth. Unlike metal fillings that can release mercury into your body during chewing, mercury-free fillings are generally made from biocompatible materials that do not interfere with your body's health.
The most common mercury filling alternative is composite or tooth-colored fillings. The plastic reinforced powdered glass filler makes it possible for your dentist to match the filling with your natural teeth closely. As with most dental procedures, your dentist will use a local numbing agent before cleaning and preparing the damaged tooth. Once the tooth is properly clean, the cavity is filled with the composite. To complete the procedure, your dentist may use a blue-light to harden the filling.
Many patients prefer mercury-free fillings because of the advantages of the procedure, including:
- Natural look
- High durability
- Preservation of healthy tooth
- No metal or mercury
- Less anxiety about the materials used
By offering an alternative to traditional fillings, our dentist has your best health in mind. It is our goal to provide you with options that are proven to protect not only your oral health but your overall wellbeing. Mercury-free fillings allow you to have your damaged teeth repaired knowing you are using a biocompatible source to restore your smile.
If you would like to know more about mercury-free fillings, please contact our dental office. We look forward to answering your questions and helping you determine if mercury-free fillings are right for you.