Porcelain Fillings Dallas
SERVING DALLAS, UNIVERSITY PARK, PLANO, HIGHLAND PARK AND SURROUNDING AREAS
A filling is used to “fill” the space left in a tooth when a cavity is removed. Up until about 20 years ago, most fillings were silver amalgam fillings. These amalgam fillings contain mercury. At the time, mercury was thought to be safe. Now, however, we know that mercury is toxic, and has been linked to a host of neurological and gastrointestinal problems.
Today, dentists know to use porcelain and composite (synthetic) fillings. Porcelain fillings are non-toxic and metal- and mercury-free. Porcelain is a ceramic compound that resembles real teeth in both texture and color.
You can learn more about toxic fillings by watching the video below.
Dr. Davies is proud to offer biological dentistry. This is a form of dentistry where no toxic materials (such as mercury) are used. As part of his commitment to patient safety, Dr. Davies uses porcelain and composite fillings for all new fillings, and he also strongly recommends that any existing amalgam fillings be replaced with porcelain or composite.
Not only are porcelain fillings safer, they are also more aesthetically pleasing. Porcelain fillings are white so, unlike amalgam fillings, porcelain fillings are very hard to see.
If you have mercury fillings, you should have them replaced with porcelain or composite. If you have a cavity that needs to be filled, we, again, also strongly recommend porcelain or composite fillings. For more information, please contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
When it comes to safe, non-toxic dentistry, more and more people in the area are turning to Dr. Davies and his team!
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