Metal crowns and fillings have held a typical place in dentistry for quite a long time. However, now you have an alternative means for restorations. With metal-free restorations, you’ll enjoy the benefits of a more natural appearance.
Metal-free crowns and fillings give you the most realistic natural appearance. Instead of being made from metal, the fillings and crowns are made from a composite or ceramic material that closely resembles your tooth. Porcelain can even be stained to perfectly match your teeth, giving you a beautiful smile.
In addition to mimicking the natural appearance of your teeth, metal-free fillings also don’t contain mercury. While the American Academy of Dentistry sates levels of mercury in metal fillings is minimal and can be considered “safe” for use, many remain concerned about using mercury in fillings. With composite fillings, this fear is resolved as the composite resin is completely free of all metals. This also makes them the perfect option for those who are sensitive to metals or have metal allergies.
Since the fillings are mercury-free, they are safe for patients of all ages and can resolve a number of oral health concerns. Using mercury-free fillings is especially important for pregnant women, where mercury fillings can increase the risk of brain damage and neurological disorders for their unborn baby. Now, pregnant women don’t have to put their oral health needs on hold as the metal-free fillings offered are a safe alternative with minimal health risks.