Patients in Carrollton, TX can now receive mercury-free nontoxic fillings
By Dr. Adnan Saleem
The dangers of mercury in silver amalgam fillings are a rising issue in the dental world. Many patients already have silver fillings in their mouths from previous restorations. Some dentists continue to use amalgam. Patients in Carrollton, TX searching for a mercury-free dentist have turned to Dr. Adnan Saleem and the dental team at Hebron Smiles. Our practice is dedicated to treating all patients safely and effectively. This includes the use of nontoxic fillings to restore decayed teeth.
Mercury is toxic
The dangers of mercury have been known for years and concerns have risen regarding mercury toxicity. Mercury is a component of amalgam fillings. It helps bind the other metals together making the fillings strong and durable. Unfortunately, the fillings are dangerous. Mercury can leak into the body resulting in damage to the brain, nervous system, and kidneys or even cause pregnancy issues. If the filling warps or becomes damaged, the integrity of the tooth may be compromised as well.
Benefits of nontoxic fillings
Tooth-colored or composite fillings are nontoxic and biocompatible making them safe for patient use. The safety, functionality, and aesthetic benefits of composite fillings have made them a top choice for restoring decayed teeth.
Natural appearance - Composite fillings mimic the coloring of natural tooth enamel making the entire tooth appear healthy. Amalgam fillings give the teeth a grayish appearance.
Restoring cavities - These fillings bond naturally to the tooth. The tooth is insulated to prevent breaking and to restore the structural stability.
Durable and long lasting - Functionality is restored. Patients can resume eating their normal diet. With proper dental care, the fillings are long lasting.
Less damage - To prepare for filling placement, the decayed section of the tooth is removed as is part of the natural tooth. Because composite bonds easily, less of the natural tooth is removed for a tooth-colored filling.
If you are need of general, cosmetic, or restorative dentistry, contact Hebron Smiles to schedule an appointment with our dental team today. (972) 388-3320