Metal and Mercury-Free Fillings
At Elevate Dental Wellness, we feature mercury-free fillings that stand up against the demands your teeth face each day.
Made from porcelain or composite resin, our tooth-colored fillings contain no BPA or BIs-GMA. They’re safe, durable, and completely biocompatible. Best of all, we create fillings to blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth.
What Is a Dental Filling?
A dental filling is used to restore a tooth that’s been cracked, broken, or damaged by decay. It’s designed to recover the tooth’s natural shape and function.
Before filling the damaged tooth, the decayed tooth material must be extracted and the affected area should be meticulously cleaned. The space left by removing the decayed matter is called a cavity. This is then filled with a material that hardens to preserve the tooth and prevent further damage.
The Disadvantages of Amalgam Fillings
As a holistic dental practice, we’ve never used amalgam fillings. Instead, we provide our patients with porcelain or composite resin fillings.
Amalgam fillings, often referred to as silver fillings, are made from a mixture of silver, zinc, copper, and mercury. But many people have raised health concerns regarding the risks of having mercury in your mouth because it’s a toxic substance. We provide metal-free restorations for our patients.
Aside from being very noticeable, it’s common for amalgam fillings to crack, fall out, or even cause the tooth to break in half. The mercury in amalgam fillings can also cause the tooth and surrounding gums to become discolored.
The metal in amalgam fillings responds to shifts in temperature --- causing the fillings to expand and contract when exposed to hot and cold substances. With time, this can make the filling separate from the tooth structure, leaving the patient vulnerable to infection.
If you have an amalgam filling and wish to replace it, give us a call at 970-279-5647 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Steinbach. She’ll safely remove it and replace your silver filling with a beautiful, mercury-free restoration.
Safe & Seamless Composite Fillings
Composite resin fillings are made from a combination of acrylic and fine glass particles. They allow us to preserve a greater portion of your natural tooth. Plus, we’ll use a color guide so your composite filling will match your natural teeth.
Unlike amalgam fillings, composite resin bonds directly with the tooth, which makes it more durable and effective. This also eliminates spaces for bacteria to seep in and cause infection.
Natural-looking Porcelain Fillings
Porcelain fillings create strong adhesion with the damaged tooth, restoring its original shape and function. Porcelain is used in various dental restorations including crowns, veneers, and dental implants.
This durable, natural-looking material is tinted to match the color of your smile, making them inconspicuous. Porcelain fillings respond to light similar to the way your teeth do, adding luminance to your smile.
Your Holistic Dentists in Aspen & Basalt, CO
At Elevate Dental Wellness, we provide high-quality dental care while enhancing your overall well-being. That’s why we offer metal and mercury-free fillings for our patients seeking a holistic option.
If you want to learn more about our biocompatible fillings, give us a call at 970-279-5647, or just fill out the easy contact form on this page. We’ll get back to you right away.