Metal to Metal-Free
Metal-free fillings are restorations that protect the beauty and longevity of your tooth. Providing metal-free fillings as an alternative to traditional metal amalgam is just another way our team achieves conservative, minimally-invasive dental care.
Fillings made from composite resins and porcelain can restore unsightly old metal fillings. Many are surprised by the natural results metal-free fillings provide a tooth once covered by the old-fashioned silver mercury amalgams. The talent of Dr. Wang allows him to offer a restoration that is so natural-looking in appearance, the filling goes unnoticed by others.
It’s not only appearance that makes traditional metal amalgam fillings less than ideal. The composition of these fillings requires more removal of healthy tooth before application. Also, the metal is known to expand or contract with temperature changes in the mouth, which may cause the tooth to crack or break.
The strong bonding technique of a metal-free filling
requires the least amount of tooth removal and provides
a strong seal that keeps the tooth safe. In fact, the
composite resin material that makes up these fillings
beautifully enhances the strength and durability of the
tooth, in some cases making it even more stable than
it was naturally.
As with most dental restorations, composite fillings
are not permanent and may someday have to be
replaced. They are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.