When teeth become decayed and cavities must be filled, amalgams, or metal fillings, and composite fillings are the traditional options. As the founder of the wellness movement known as Rejuvenation Dentistry, Dr. Gerry Curatola strictly provides composite fillings due to their bio-compatible material and safety when compared to mercury fillings. Check out why a composite filling remains a proper option by comparing it to a mercury filling and reviewing its benefits.
Both composite and mercury fillings are similar in their purpose which is to provide natural functionality, but are vastly different in regards to the materials they are composed of. A mercury filling is composed of mercury, tin, zinc, silver and copper, which can be harmful when released in the mouth. A composite filling is made of bio-compatible materials, including fine glass and plastic.
Considering its characteristics, there are strong benefits of obtaining a composite filling.
• Free of any dangerous materials.
• Match the color of the tooth to enhance aesthetics.
• Versatile in use and able to fill any tooth.
While the cosmetic benefits of composite fillings may initially be the most appealing benefit over mercury fillings, the potential toxicity of mercury fillings cannot be ignored.
Dr. Gerry Curatola has remained a mercury-free dentist in Midtown, NY since 1984. He has extensive experience helping individuals reach their cosmetic and oral health goals, and provides safe mercury removal along with mercury free fillings. For more information and to schedule your appointment today, contact Rejuvenation Dentistry today.