People who are concerned about finding Holistic Dentistry are often concerned with having Metal Free restorations in their mouths. Progress in restorative materials had made that option much more accessible and the Metal Free restorations much better quality. The choice of materials is very diverse and also very different in quality, longevity and toxins.
The material most often used in replacement of Silver/Mercury Amalgam fillings is called composite resin. It is more difficult to place correctly than the metal fillings and the longevity is less as well. They are also going to be more expensive to use than Silver/Mercury fillings mainly because they take more time and effort to place. Composite Resins are also known to have some toxins; Formaldehyde and BPAs. Our governing bodies have deemed the toxin levels to be below the level of concern for use on humans but they are present.
There are metal free materials that can be used for fillings as well as crowns and bridges that are in the Ceramic family. There are many different Ceramic materials with a range of esthetics and…Continue Reading