BPA-free composite fillings safely rebuild damaged teeth for lasting, healthy smiles in Nashua NH
Silver-hued fillings are a curious phenomenon. After all, our teeth are not naturally silver in color. Moreover, these fillings are primarily made from mercury and not silver. They are technically called “amalgam” fillings. “Amalgam” refers to the mix or combination of metals that make up the filling. At Nashua Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry, we only place fillings and other restorations made from non-toxic, metal-free materials. These materials include composite resins and ceramics such as porcelain. Our patients in and around Nashua, NH have peace of mind; all products and treatments are formulated with or use safe, non-toxic ingredients that support oral and overall health and wellness. We avoid ingredients such as Bisphenol A (BPA).
The problem with BPA
In dentistry, the chemical is found in composites for fillings and bonding and in dental sealants as a byproduct generated while placing these materials. Alternately, BPA may be a contaminant that is produced when the composites and sealants are manufactured. Studies have suggested that BPA exposure is associated with conditions ranging from thyroid to metabolic problems (diabetes). We are selective about the materials that we use. Our products are manufactured to be free of BPA, and we adhere to all manufacturer’s instructions when placing these restorative or protective materials.
The beauty of safe, tooth-like composites
In addition to promoting oral health and overall wellness, our composites mimic the appearance of the natural tooth structure and are conservative. The more of the natural tooth structure that we can preserve, the better. Conventional treatments are generally longer-lasting in that they have optimal support from the surrounding tooth structure. They also feel like natural teeth. Our BPA-free, non-metal composite fillings are placed in layers in the prepared natural tooth. As each layer is applied, the composite is hardened with a curing light. There is no need to drill out excessive amounts of the natural tooth to accommodate an indirect restoration. This straightforward process involves placing the composite directly in the tooth that has had the decayed tissue removed. The natural tooth is also “shaped” to accommodate the filling material.
Of course, we also partner closely with our patients to prevent the need for restorative treatments in the first place. Do not delay or wait until pain or another problem arises to get the routine dental care that you need to be healthy. Contact us today at (855) 363-3793 to schedule your appointment.