Options for Mercury Free Fillings Azusa
When shopping, are you inclined to get the “tried and true” or “new and improved?” Both have their place, for example, when buying things like electronics you want the newest version available.
When shopping for groceries you probably get what you are used to buying. That is unless you discover your brand of choice could be toxic, then you would get the new and improved version. This scenario can apply to dentistry, for about 150 years silver amalgam fillings (A.K.A. mercury) have been the tried and true. When it comes to restoring a decayed tooth, the new and improved composite fillings are a safe alternative.
In truth, there is very little silver in these filling they are a combination of mercury, silver, tin, and copper, actually they are about 50 percent mercury. Dr. Luu provides composite fillings to her patients, which a mercury free alternative to “silver” fillings.
Many patients prefer composite fillings for a number of reasons, starting with the fact they are aware of the mercury in silver colored fillings and do not want a toxic substance in their mouth. Other patients prefer them for their aesthetic value. Composite fillings are tooth colored and blend in, creating a much more natural restoration. There are benefits to composite fillings that many patients may not realize. They require less of the healthy tooth structure to be removed when it is prepared for a filling, and they bond to the tooth and help to strengthen it when the restoration is complete. Another benefit is patients experience less sensitivity with composite fillings as compared to amalgam fillings.
Replacing old amalgam fillings
Many Azusa patients who currently have silver amalgam fillings are choosing to have them removed and replaced with composite fillings. Gentle Care Dentistry provides mercury safe dental care. When removing old amalgam, they use procedures that ensure the safety of the patient and dental team.
Amalgam fillings can result in cracks and fractures in teeth. When a patient eats or drinks something hot or cold, the tooth will expand or contract at a different rate. Patients who have old amalgam fillings have a higher rate of damaged teeth because of this, which is yet another reason for patients to replace their old fillings.
If you have amalgam fillings that you want replaced, or have decayed teeth that need fillings, and you want a mercury free dentist, call Gentle Care Dentistry today at +1 626-466-9596, and set up an appointment. The staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have.