Find out why metal-free dental work is safer for your overall health.
At some point in our lives we may have to get dental work. Whether it’s a dental crown, filling or dental bridge, you want to make sure you are getting quality dental work. While porcelain and other tooth-colored resins have become popular when it comes to restoring teeth, metal is still often the material of choice. However, metal fillings and other dental work can be unsafe for your smile and your general health. Your Coral Springs dentist shares why you might want to opt for metal-free crowns and bridges.
In the past, dental fillings and other dental work were often made with amalgam, a metal mixture that contains mercury and other metals. However, about 50 percent of amalgam dental work contains mercury, a strong and potentially dangerous metal that some research has found is even more toxic than lead.
Even the World Health Organization reports that amalgam dental work exposes our bodies to more mercury than any other sources combined. This means that your Coral Springs dentist makes it his priority to provide all patients with safe and effective dental crowns and bridges to restore smiles and maintain healthy teeth.
Since we only use metal-free crowns and bridges in our dental office in Coral Springs, you will not only walk away with a healthier smile but also better results. Dental amalgam has long been used but doesn’t offer the aesthetic appeal that other material like porcelain or zirconium can. We offer dental crowns that look natural when you smile.
Besides offering a better appearance, there is also a less significant chance that a patient will develop an allergic reaction to our materials, a common issue with mercury-containing amalgam. Plus, there is a smaller chance of other problems, such as gum irritation and recession.
If you already have metal dental work and are interested in having it removed and replaced with something safer, then talk to your Coral Springs dentist. Or schedule an appointment with us if it’s time to put your next dental procedure on the books.