Amalgam Free Dental Care at Downtown Dental Centre, London ON
Healthy and beautiful: Amalgam free options in London
Silver-coloured amalgam fillings have been used for more than 150 years, and they are still very common. However, as Canadian consumers become better informed about treatment options, many are choosing healthier, more aesthetic alternatives to amalgam. Downtown Dental Centre is pleased to offer amalgam free choices to patients in the London area.
Benefits of amalgam free dentistryDental amalgam is a mixture of metals including mercury, chemically bound together into a malleable compound. Amalgam free restorations have no mercury.
The alternatives to amalgam fillings that we offer are bonded in place. This type of restoration is more conservative than amalgam (less tooth structure is removed). These materials expand and contract in response to temperature at a rate similar to natural tooth structure, so there is less risk of the tooth fracturing.
Amalgam free restorations available at Downtown Dental Centre blend beautifully with your existing dentition. They are colour matched and shaded to look completely natural. Only your dentist will know you’ve had work done.
- Bonded fillings – Composite resin filling material is a compound of tooth-coloured resin and powdered glass that mimics natural enamel. This type of filling is placed in one appointment. The material is strong and durable, suitable for most areas of the mouth.
- Inlays and onlays –This type of restoration is appropriate when decay or damage is too large for a filling, but does not warrant a full crown. Our inlays and onlays are made of strong, luminescent porcelain, ideal for the heavy bite load on molars.
- Crowns – A crown is made of porcelain and shaped to look just like a tooth. It covers all visible surfaces, providing strength and protection.