Choosing a mercury free dentist in Lakewood, CO
At South Lakewood Dental, our commitment to the long-term health of our patients means we take great caution in choosing materials we use in our dental services. Our holistic dentistry practice believes in the connection between the health of the body and mouth. That means that we are mercury free/ mercury safe and use only biocompatible materials.
Why is mercury bad?
Amalgam fillings, which have been a common standard of care for decades are made up of a mix of metals that can contain up to 50 percent mercury. If you’re an adult with fillings in your mouth, chances are one or more of them are amalgam.
The biggest problem with mercury is that it releases a toxic vapor when it’s heated. Simple acts such as chewing, grinding or clenching, brushing the teeth, or even drinking hot beverages can cause the vapors to be released and inhaled, posing a risk for toxicity.
What are the alternatives?
Rather than using amalgam fillings with mercury, we use composite resin fillings which are a safe alternative. These tooth-colored fillings have the l advantage of blending in with the tooth for a discreet, natural-looking restoration. Another advantage of composite resin is its response to temperature changes. While amalgam fillings expand and contract with these changes which can cause the tooth to break or fracture, composite resin fillings remain stable. The fillings bond to the tooth which can increase strength and stability.
We are proud to be a mercury free/ mercury safe practice. If you are in the Lakewood, CO area, we invite you to contact us and learn more about our services. From restorations such as fillings, to laser dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and ozone therapy, we offer a wide range of dental services designed to keep the body in balance. To learn more, call (855) 233-0023 and schedule a consultation appointment.
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