Amalgam (Mercury) Free Fillings
If you’re one of the many patients who prefer mercury-free, tooth colored fillings, you’ll be happy to know that Dr. Derek Clease can accommodate your request.
Many people still have silver/metal mercury containing fillings from years past in their mouths. These fillings made up of a combination of metals and are sometimes referred to as mercury alloys. They are not particularly pleasing to the eye, they also present a health issue for some. By unavoidable 'undercut' design required to retain the filling material, the old mercury/metal fillings result in a weaker tooth. As they age the restoration expands putting pressure on the remaining tooth and causing microfractures. As the old metal filling lifts, bacteria can leech in under the filling resulting in further problems.
At the time, metal fillings were the best we had. Technology has allowed for the development of a number of new materials. Porcelain inlays, onlays, crowns and composite resins materials can create fillings that are not only tooth colored and aesthetically pleasing but they also are more conservative and add strength to the tooth.
Dr. Derek Clease can improve your oral health and your smile by repairing or replacing your natural teeth with amalgam-free materials. Today amalgam-free options are available for all dental procedures. Teeth can be repaired with tooth colored fillings, inlays, onlays, veneers and/or crowns. Every situation is different, schedule an exam and find out what option best suits your needs.