Have you recently visited your dentist, and they have recommended a metal-free filling? Everyone would be pleased to see a cavity disappear from their dental setup. For many decades, dentists have employed metal fillings referred to as amalgam (silver fillings). However, many people have begun looking for alternatives because they are concerned with their health and the mercury composition found in metal fillings propagating allergies.
Whether you are looking to get your cavity fixed in Scottsdale, Arizona, or you are yearning to replace your metal fillings at AZ Dental Wellness of Scottsdale. You can learn from the guidance of Drs. Carlos and Mandap why metal-free fillings are the ultimate choice. We undertake teeth restoration employing advanced material free from metal and colored to match the natural tooth enamel.
What is a metal-free filling?
It’s a type of dental restoration including crowns, bridges, and inlays designed free of metals or mercury materials. These tooth-colored restorations perfectly match your regular smile, so no one will detect that you had dental work.
Types of metal-free fillings
After decaying matter is removed from your tooth, the space left must be filled to provide strength back to the tooth. Our AZ Dental Wellness of Scottsdale uses metal-free fillings because they are more robust and safer than silver fillings. The type of cavity filling used will depend on many factors, including the cavity’s size and location and your dentist’s recommendations befitting your situation. They include:
They are made of a mixture of glass and resin, and these metal-free fillings look more natural than metal fillings. They are also known as tooth-colored fillings.
These filings are tooth-colored, and they are manufactured from powdered glass. They form a chemical bond with the teeth after application. They release fluoride, a naturally occurring mineral that assists in strengthening tooth enamel and averting tooth decay.
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Pros of Metal-free fillings
- Aesthetic improvement. Metal-free fillings are designed to match the color of the teeth, therefore blending well with the natural teeth.
- Safety and health. Lack of metallic components mitigates the problems related to toxicity and healthy body functions.
- Versatility. These cavity fillings are incredibly durable as well as enhances the cosmetic appeal.
- Not impacted by temperature fluctuations
- Increases the strength of the tooth
- Easier to repair
Cons of metal-free fillings
- They may warrant replacement more often
- Fairly expensive
Are you interested in replacing your current fillings or learning more about metal-free dental fillings? Book your consultation with AZ Dental Wellness of Scottsdale, Arizona. Schedule your appointment with Drs. Rogel Carlos or Marissa Mandap by calling our practice on (480) 747-1352, and you won’t regret it.
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