While metal-free fillings and crowns look better than their metallic counterparts, they are also preferred from a structural health perspective. Think of mercury dentistry like a metal wedge in a block of wood – it will eventually split. The everyday forces of chewing slowly deteriorate the tooth. Plus, the metal expands and contracts with temperature changes, which can fracture the tooth.
Metal-Free, Worry-Free Dentistry
In addition to appearing dark and unnatural, the mercury in metal restorations is considered unhealthy by many doctors. The FDA does allow mercury in dental restorations, but it is prohibited in other non-dental uses. Dr. Jill Morris only uses high-quality materials that support healthy function, restorations with longevity, and a natural appearance, in all of her Sarasota dental work.
Furthermore, some people have an allergy to metal, which can cause chronic gum irritation. Inflamed gums can also harbor an unhealthy collection of bacteria, which can then enter the rest of the body through the bloodstream. Certain people may also encounter gums that recede from a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown (PFM). The gum tissue will never heal until the crown is replaced – metal-free dental work by our Sarasota dentist can help!
After these many concerns, along with the superior function and appearance of metal-free dental work, Sarasota dentist Dr. Jill Morris opts for metal-free restorations. The choice is simple! Get the best looking, and functioning restorations on your teeth. Call World Class Dentistry and Facial Esthetics® for your consultation today!
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