Restore Teeth to Strength and Health
And a Natural Appearance
At Dental Design Studio, we practice metal-free dentistry. Not only do silver metal fillings detract from the natural beauty of your smile, they can actually damage the teeth they're meant to protect.
Metal in your mouth reacts to temperature changes just as metal outside your mouth does. It expands when exposed to heat and contracts when exposed to cold. This constant movement within your tooth weakens the tooth wall and can cause the tooth to crack.
This movement also allows bacteria to get in under the filling, causing decay that the dentist can't see.
In addition, questions have arisen about the safety of the mercury in amalgam fillings. Does it leak? Does it affect your health?
According to the American Dental Association, it's safe. To read more, visit this link on metal amalgams. http://www.ada.org/2524.aspx#amafillings
According to other sources, it's not safe. To read more, visit this link http://www.yourhealthbase.com/amalgams.html
Dr. Whalen chooses to play it safe, and err on the side of caution, so he practices mercury-free dentistry.
Why take a chance with your health or the health of your teeth? Only allow your teeth to be restored with metal-free dentistry.
Dr. Whalen offers:
- Composite resin fillings to fill small cavities
- Porcelain inlays to restore cavities inside the tooth
- Porcelain onlays to restore larger cavities
- Porcelain crowns to restore severely damaged or weakened teeth
- Porcelain bridges to replace a missing tooth or several teeth