Metal Free Tooth Fillings
It’s your health…
Like good wine, dentistry has improved over the years. Okay, well, maybe they’re not quite the same.
Most of us have practiced good oral health since we were children. Going to the dentist twice a year, getting our cavities filled and having a thorough cleaning done.
But those old fillings could be impacting your health.
Dentists know that the old style metal fillings could be better. And you know they’re unattractive – but did you know “silver” fillings are actually more than 50% mercury? As if it’s not enough that mercury is one of the most toxic substances known to humankind…mercury fillings damage and weaken the teeth they are supposed to be protected.
Just like thermometers rise and fall, mercury fillings expand and contract with temperature changes. Hot foods and drinks lead to expansion cracks in the surrounding tooth structure and gaps form around cold fillings. Bacteria can then accumulate within the cracks and gaps, and the result is tooth decay and possibly gum disease. Fortunately, this process is almost never painful. But it’s not true that what you don’t know won’t hurt you.
Metal-free tooth fillings or white fillings look great and they don’t carry the same risks as metal fillings. They provide many benefits:
- don’t easily conduct cold or heat (no temperature shocks)
- bonded fillings strengthen teeth
- no waiting for hardening after filling is placed
- no metallic taste
- virtually invisible
- no toxic metals
Give yourself the gift of natural looking fillings. No more silver and black corroded fillings when you smile or talk. But replaced with an attractive healthy-looking smile.
If you have any more questions about replacing your fillings, please don’t be afraid to ask. Dr. Westman believes in educating his patients. He and his team are happy to answer any questions you may have while in for a consultation or by phone. We know your health is a priority.
Our dental practice in Racine uses CEREC CAD-CAM technology to make precision-fit, strong, long-lasting all-porcelain restorations in one visit.
Won’t it be expensive to replace all my fillings?
We will work with you to find alternative payment solutions. Check out our Flexible Payment Plans.
So….the choice is yours. Wouldn’t you want to improve your looks and remove a potential health risk?