Mercury-free fillings are an alternative to traditional amalgam fillings, which contain a small amount of mercury. At Fresh Leaf Dental, we offer mercury-free fillings as a safe and effective option for our patients. These fillings are made of composite materials that are free of mercury and other harmful metals. Composite fillings are made of a mixture of plastic and glass materials that can be customized to match the color and texture of your natural teeth. They bond to the tooth, providing a strong and durable restoration that can last for many years.
If you're concerned about the potential risks of mercury exposure, or if you simply prefer a more natural-looking restoration, mercury-free fillings may be right for you. They're also ideal for those who have allergies or sensitivities to metal.
Ideal for those who have allergies or sensitivities to metal, your dentist at Fresh Leaf Dental can help you determine if mercury-free fillings are the right choice for your dental needs.
The main difference between mercury-free fillings and traditional amalgam fillings is their composition. Mercury-free fillings are made of a composite material that closely matches the color and texture of natural teeth, providing a more aesthetic result. They're also less likely to expand or contract due to temperature changes, reducing the risk of damage to the tooth. Traditional amalgam fillings, on the other hand, are made of a mixture of metals, including mercury, silver, and tin.