Traditional amalgam (silver) fillings for treating cavities contain mercury. Mercury can cause an allergic reaction against sensitive gum tissue, and as fillings wear over time, they can leak harmful toxins into your body – and even your bloodstream.
Mercury-free fillings made of a biocompatible resin ensure that your teeth are protected from cavities and further tooth decay without the risk of toxic materials affecting your immune system.
Another drawback of amalgam fillings is that the metallic material is highly noticeable. Composite-resin fillings are typically the alternative. They are tooth-colored and blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. They also have the added benefit of being easily bonded for a quick and simple procedure.
A healthy smile is a beautiful smile. At Black Bear Dental, our experienced and compassionate staff provides comprehensive dentistry that meets all your needs. We’re also proud to use the latest technologies and the most effective techniques, so you get the highest quality care possible.
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