Amalgam free fillings and amalgam removal services from your dentist in the Greer area
Mercury has been a component in fillings for over a hundred years and is still thought to be safe by many dentists. It is, after all, a durable material and cheaper than metal-free alternatives such as composite. Thanks to advances in dental materials, composite fillings are becoming increasingly durable, less expensive, and widely popular due in large part to the concern over mercury exposure. A holistic dentist focuses on the correlation between oral health and the wellbeing of your entire body. Holistic dentists are committed to using biocompatible materials that are safe for you. They focus on treating the patient as a whole and take time to explain the purpose behind each recommended procedure along with the materials that will be utilized.
Some of the many benefits of using mercury free fillings include:
- Color – Traditional metal fillings are silver and they can stand out and can be detrimental to the aesthetics of a patient’s smile. Composite fillings are tooth colored and blend in with a patient’s natural tooth color for a beautiful smile.
- Durability – Composite fillings are not sensitive to temperature and are less likely to crack or pull away from teeth, making them a longer-lasting alternative.
- Avoidance of Toxic Exposure – Composite fillings are made up of biocompatible materials, making them safe and free from exposure to toxic materials.
Patients who are in the Greer area and currently have amalgam fillings may benefit from a holistic dentist such as Dr. Palmer who is trained in the safe removal protocol. To determine whether your amalgam fillings should be removed, it’s important to schedule a consultation.