Most people suffer from cavities and minor dental fractures occasionally. If you have a cavity, the dentist will recommend dental fillings to restore optimal oral health and dental structure. While traditional dentists often provide amalgam (silver) fillings, Dr. Rajpal only provides BPA-free and metal-free fillings made of composite resin, a completely safe and biocompatible component that bears the same color as natural teeth. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Rajpal to explore your metal-free filling options in Beverly Hills.
What are Metal-Free Fillings?
A dental filling is one of the most common dental procedures — most adults need dental fillings occasionally. When you develop small cavities or dental cracks on your teeth, the dentist applies filling materials to seal the cavity and restore your tooth to optimal health. Dental fillings can be performed using numerous materials, such as amalgam (silver), gold, and porcelain. But Dr. Rajpal only provides metal-free fillings with composite resin, a tooth-colored mixture of plastic and glass that is non-toxic and hypoallergenic.
Composite Resin: the Ideal Material for Fillings
Composite resin is the ideal material for dental fillings. It’s a tooth-colored mixture of plastics and glass, and compared to amalgam fillings, it’s completely safe and biocompatible, with no risks of allergic reactions. Composite resin is a tooth-colored material, which means it blends with the surrounding dental structures, making it nearly impossible to identify without close inspection. You don’t have to worry about silver, black, or gold colors in your teeth. Furthermore, unlike amalgam fillings, composite resin doesn’t contain mercury or other toxic substances.
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Composite Fillings:
- No risk of flashing silver or black colors when you laugh
- Prevent your teeth from breaking because of dramatic temperature changes
- Strengthen your dental structure
- Less of your tooth structure has to be removed compared to amalgam fillings
- Minimizes the risk of gum inflammation or allergic reactions
- More compatible with surrounding soft tissues
- Contains no mercury or other harmful toxins
Metal-Free Fillings Treat the Following:
- Cavities caused by bacteria or poor oral hygiene
- Abrasion and excessive wear because of bruxism
- Dental cracks and chipped teeth because of accidents or injuries
The Metal-Free Fillings Procedure
The composite filling procedure is extremely simple and painless. The dentist numbs your gums and teeth with a local anesthetic, after which a drill is used to remove the decayed parts of the teeth. The dentist will place the composite resin material within the hollow in your tooth in layers, using laser energy to harden each layer into place. Once all the layers of composite resin have been placed, the dentist will polish your tooth to make it look good.
Schedule a Consultation
Beverly Hills Dental Arts is a premier dental practice specializing in general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Rajpal is a strict adherent of the principles of holistic dentistry, which is why she only provides biocompatible and safe metal-free fillings that restore optimal oral hygiene without the risk of allergic reactions or mercury exposure. She also provides highly personalized treatments that ensure safe and natural-looking results. Please schedule a consultation to determine if you’re a candidate for metal-free fillings today.
465 N. Roxbury Dr, Suite 701
Beverly Hills CA 90210