Glendora area patients ask about safe tooth restoration without metal fillings
Studies have shown that the placement of traditional silver amalgam fillings, which have been used by dentists for decades, can result in mercury toxicity. This is a common reason mercury safe dental practices provide safe tooth restoration options such as composite resin fillings.
Dr. Brianne Luu of Gentle Care Dentistry offers Glendora area patients a way to repair their smile without unsightly, mercury laden silver amalgam fillings. Instead, she recommends her patients enjoy safe tooth restoration with composite resin fillings.
There are several benefits to the use of composite resin fillings for decayed teeth. Not only is this material safer, it is also not affected by temperature changes in the same way as silver amalgam. Additionally, the material is tooth colored which allows for aesthetic repairs to the natural teeth. Because of these advantages, patients may pay more for these restorations though many dental insurance plans will provide full or partial coverage when necessary. This makes it easier for patients to finance their dental care.
Silver amalgam fillings have gone by the wayside since composite resin has been growing in popularity. Many patients find that the benefits of composite fillings far outweigh those of silver amalgam fillings and enjoy the healthy smile they’ve always wanted. Though silver amalgam fillings are typically covered in full by dental insurance and are less costly, the savings do not compensate for the damage they can cause to the rest of the smile and the body. Investing in the smile and body is one of the most important aspects for patients to consider when addressing areas of tooth decay.
Safe tooth restoration is important to Dr. Brianne Luu and the team at our Glendora area practice. Gentle Care Dentistry ensures patients not only enjoy their newly restored smile but can enjoy the benefits of great oral health and the wellbeing of the rest of their body too! If you are interested in learning more about composite resin fillings and the benefits of their placement, contact our practice today.