Amalgams / Mercury Fillings - Why?
There's some debate in the dental industry regarding the pros and cons of using silver fillings, or dental amalgams, to fill cavities. At our office, we exclusively use biocompatible porcelain onlays, crowns, and composite fillings.
We prefer to provide our patients with the newest and best alternatives available, which are bonded ceramic composite resins. Not only do they look natural, they provide a much better service and protection for your teeth, as they eliminate all the shortcomings of the old fashioned silver fillings. Metal fillings do not bond to the tooth and can actually mask decay in x-rays.
Teeth with large metal fillings can also develop cracks over time due to the expansion and contraction of the metal. Left untreated, these cracks can enlarge over time and eventually lead to root canal therapy. Composite resin fillings seal the teeth better, insulate against hot and cold better, and if they wear down they can be repaired more easily.
Fillings are not the only metal-free restorations available. Our doctors also use all ceramic crowns that are biocompatible. Because there is no metal, there is no chance of the ugly gray line or allergic reaction often seen at the gum line in crowns that contain metal.
We believe that every patient has a right to choose what goes into their body. We choose not to use amalgam in our office, and upon request you can have them safely removed following our standard protocol.
Please call the office if you want to look into replacing any of your old, unsightly, black fillings with healthy, beautiful metal-free ones!
With the help of dedicated physicians, naturopaths, and chiropractors, we can help you get your "Whole" body healthy. I choose to refer our patients to like minded professionals who will help them achieve the level of health they are looking for. The doctors we refer to focus primarily to provide the least invasive, most natural approach. We want you to see doctors with the highest levels of expertise and always put your health first!
Dr. Jeff Hall, Chattanooga Integrated Medicine Center
Dr. Charles Adams, Full Circle Medical Center