Don’t be a Metal Mouth!

The dental world has made great strides in the past few decades. Thanks to recent technological advances, it is now easier than ever to get dental work done and get the results you want. I’m Dr. Brad Greenfield, and I’m proud to offer my patients quality dental care using the most up-to-date training and technology.

One of the services that I offer right here at Lake Orion Family Dentistry is metal-free dentistry. Although the ADA says that the level of mercury in amalgam (traditional) fillings is safe, my team and I take no chances when it comes to your health. In fact, we believe it’s better both physically and cosmetically that your mouth contains no metal at all.

If you had a cavity when you were a kid, you probably got it filled with a traditional amalgam filling, which were initially developed from a combination of silver, zinc, copper, tin, and mercury. Unfortunately, these fillings can weaken over time, often causing leakage and damage to the tooth underneath. In addition to these problems that can occur from everyday wear and tear, as well as potential toxicity, metal fillings detract from a beautiful smile.

This is why I use composite fillings on my patients. Composite fillings are made from safe, durable composite resin. These fillings are bonded with adhesive to your tooth structure and will protect against decay and long-term invasion from bacteria. Composite fillings won’t wear down or change from the pressures of biting or chewing and create an unbreakable seal on the tooth so that food particles cannot enter. Plus, these fillings are tooth-colored, so they blend in with your natural teeth to keep your beautiful smile intact.

If you’re ready to upgrade your old fashioned metal fillings, please call my office in Lake Orion to schedule an appointment.