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What is Metal Free Dentistry?

23 Oct, 2018 |

Many dental practices are starting to offer metal-free dentistry as one of their treatment options. Many patients are concerned with the potential risks and side effects associated with using certain metals for dental purposes. Some people just don’t like the look of metal fillings. With the ongoing debate relating to metal-based filling options, it is important to consider some of the other options that are available if you are in need of dental repair.

What is Metal Free Dentistry?

Instead of using alloys or metals to restore a tooth there are other options that can be utilized. Many people are concerned that using metal can pose some dangerous health risks. This is one of the many reasons why invisalign is rising in popularity. While the American Dental Association has deemed that amalgam fillings are safe there are still some other choices that can be made. Your final decision really depends on what work needs to be done and what your dentist recommends as a treatment option for you.


Regardless of the safety of amalgam, the mercury in this product can expand and contract over time. This occurs with normal exposure to heat and cold. Over many years this can cause the tooth to break down. Composite resin will bond to the tooth better and wear better over time. It also looks much nicer since it will blend in with the color of the other teeth. Metal-work can actually turn darker over time.

If you have a dental issue such as a cavity, cracked tooth or damaged teeth that require reconstruction, contact us here at Castlebury Dental to find out more about our metal-free filling options. We have composite resin and natural tooth-colored options that we can use to restore your perfect smile. Many of these options are incredibly safe and will provide you with a strong and healthy smile for many years to come.

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