Being safe is important, especially when it comes to dentistry. Your proactive dentist in Milton-Freewater offers mercury free dentistry as it is a safer alternative when it comes to dental restorations.
Safe Fillings for Your Family
Silver amalgam fillings used to be the norm but not anymore. Thanks to modern dental technology dentists such as Dr. Schroeder understand that they don’t do much for the tooth or your overall health.
In fact, silver amalgam fillings can be downright toxic if the filling is cracked, chipped or broken.
Additional Decay in a Filled Tooth
4 Seasons Dental explains that silver filling edges wear down, break or become weak. This means the tooth is not protected allowing additional decay to invade the healthy part of the tooth.
So yes, you can still get cavities in a tooth that has already been filled with silver amalgam. Furthermore silver amalgam fillings can contract, expand and even split with age.
If this isn’t bad enough 50 percent of the filling is made of mercury. When the filling corrodes or leaks your teeth will stain but that’s not all.
Mercury is toxic and can cause serious overall health issues. Because the vapor is released when you chew, your cells and lungs are gradually being fed mercury every time you have a bite or clean your teeth.
Mercury Free Dental Restorations
There are tremendous benefits to tooth colored fillings and other restorations. Resin restorations keep your tooth healthy because they contain fluoride.
In addition, mercury free fillings don’t expand or contract. Moreover your Milton-Freewater dentist will not have to remove as much of the natural tooth as he would with a silver amalgam filling.
Mercury free restorations are also more aesthetically pleasing and can last as long as other types of restorations as long as you practice good oral hygiene.
Good oral hygiene means regular dental appointments and professional cleanings along with twice daily brushing and a good diet.
4 Seasons Dental for Health
Dr. Schroeder and his team are committed to healthy dentistry. This means you and your family are getting the best products and services. Products and services that are safe for your oral AND overall health.
If you would like to get your old fillings replaced or learn more about tooth colored fillings and restorations schedule an appointment. 4 Seasons Dental has what you need to give your family quality dental care that is safe.
Schedule your appointment with your mercury free dentist in Milton-Freewater today.