How much metal is in your mouth? Like many adult patients, you may have quite an extensive collection of metal dental fillings after years of restorative dental care. However, you should know that there are other restorative methods available that more beneficial to your long term dental and overall good health. By replacing old worn down metal fillings, with new tooth colored fillings, you could protect and preserve your good oral health for years to come. If your mouth is full of metal, take charge of your oral health destiny and schedule a tooth colored fillings consultation appointment with Dr. Gerber and Gentle Dental Care today. Dr. Gerber is an experienced restorative dentist, now proudly renewing smiles daily throughout Tyler, TX, Whitehouse, Flint, Bullard, Lindale, and the surrounding communities.
What’s Wrong with Metal Dental Fillings?
Most patients recognize dental amalgam as silver or metal fillings. Dental amalgam is a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and copper. Mercury, which makes up about 50% of dental amalgam, is necessary to bind the metals together to provide the strongest possible filling. After years of research, mercury continues to be the only element that can reliably bind these metals together to be easily manipulated to fill a cavity. However, mercury is a known deadly toxin which recent research has linked with several long term health concerns including the development of neurological disorders. In some countries, pregnant woman are prohibited from even getting silver fillings. In addition to systemic health risks, metal fillings can expand and reshape over time causing your tooth to fracture and decay after being restored. In no uncertain terms, metal dental fillings generally cause more problems than they solve.
Why Choose New Tooth Colored Fillings?
Tooth colored fillings are made from composite plastics and contain no metal whatsoever. They blend seamlessly with your natural tooth color and instead of just filling in your teeth, they actually bond and fuse with your natural tooth structure, ensuring long term durability and strength.
It’s easy to understand why tooth colored fillings are fast becoming the preferred choice of both dentists and patients. Schedule your tooth colored fillings consultation appointment with Dr. Gerber and Gentle Dental Care today. Dr. Gerber is a highly qualified restorative dentist, now delivering quality care daily throughout Tyler, TX, Whitehouse, Flint, Bullard, Lindale, and the neighboring areas.