Advantages of Mercury Free Fillings in Mesa
Tooth decay is one of the most common issues that cause a patient to seek dental care. Early cavity care is essential to ensure the cavity does not reach the root and cause a deeper problem. It is important you call New Health Dental right away at the earliest signs of decay. Avoiding a trip to the dentist can eventually lead to nerve damage and even tooth loss which will require restorative treatment. Dr. Fritz offers porcelain tooth fillings to his patients in Mesa. The mercury free alternative allows patients the comfort of a non-toxic filling along with a natural looking appearance.
For many years, metal was the preferred material used in fillings. They contained a variety of materials, one of which was Mercury. These fillings are sensitive to hot and cold and can release toxins into your body. Along with the toxicity risks, amalgam fillings are silver colored and stand out from your existing tooth structure. Their tendency to expand and contract makes them more likely to separate from the tooth, fracture, and cause tooth sensitivity. Porcelain is a much safer and aesthetically pleasing alternative to metal fillings.
If you currently have silver fillings and wish to have them removed, Dr. Fritz offers safe removal of amalgam fillings and will replace them with a 100 percent mercury free alternative.
High quality porcelain reflects light in much of the same way as natural tooth enamel. The biocompatible material can be matched to the color of your tooth, providing you with a natural look.
The porcelain fillings bond with your existing enamel to create a strong surface. They also act as a sealant, reducing the risk of further decay in the cavity area. Porcelain is highly resistant to stain and with proper care, they can last a lifetime. As always, the best treatment for tooth decay is proper oral hygiene. Twice daily brushing and flossing along with regular dental check-ups can ensure optimal dental health and reduce your risk for cavities.
Call New Health Dental in Mesa today to schedule an appointment and learn more about Dr. Fritz’s mercury free filling options.