Traditional dental fillings contain a mixture of metals that includes mercury. But if you don’t want this material anywhere near your teeth, then you need to visit a mercury-free dentist like Dr. David Marion.
A Duluth Mercury-Free Dentist
Dr. Marion offers only fillings that don’t contain mercury. These metal-free restorations are made from a composite dental resin that’s gentler on teeth than metal fillings.
For traditional metal fillings to stay securely in place, teeth must have large holes drilled in them. But composite restorations form a chemical bond with enamel and dentin. This allows the restoration prep site to be much smaller and more conservative than it would be for a metal filling. Metal fillings also have the tendency to weaken teeth over time as they dramatically expand and contract with temperature changes. Composite tooth-colored fillings don’t put this kind of stress on your teeth.
Composite fillings have the added advantage of blending in with the teeth, unlike fillings that contain mercury.
As you can see in the picture below, silver-colored amalgam restorations are extremely noticeable, even on back teeth.
No one ever has to know how many fillings you have when you have them done with a mercury-free restorative material. When you choose a mercury-free dentist like Dr. Marion to place your fillings, you’ll get natural-looking results similar to what you see here:
Metal-Free Fillings by Dr. Marion
While some dental clinics offer both silver and tooth-colored fillings, Dr. Marion does not. Dr. Marion places only mercury-free composite dental restorations. These fillings are made from a composite dental resin that’s dyed to match the natural color of your tooth. A composite dental filling will help your teeth stay both strong and beautiful.
Learn more about the benefits of mercury-free dentistry and have your teeth checked for signs of decay by scheduling a dental examination with Dr. Marion.