Metal-Free Restorations - Middletown, NY
Regain Functionality with No Regret
When a natural tooth has become significantly damaged, restorative care is necessary in order to restore its full structure, vitality, and ability to function. At the dental office of Dr. Udoff, our team believes in minimally invasive solutions that benefit not only oral health, but long-term bodily health in general. That is why our fillings, crowns, inlays, onlays, and other services are free of potentially harmful metals and mercury. If you would like to learn more or schedule a consultation here in Middletown, NY, contact us today.
Why Should I Avoid Mercury?
Mercury has been used in dental restorations since the 1800s, and many practices still primarily offer them today because they are more affordable than their metal-free counterparts. This approach can be harmful to a patient’s overall wellbeing and continued health, though, because the dangerous effects of mercury are well-documented.
Mercury toxicity can cause allergic reactions and also have adverse effects on the kidneys and brain. This exposure heightens when the metal restoration is exposed to heat, which will occur on a daily basis when chewing hot food and brushing. This is why Dr. Udoff is committed to only offering safe, holistic dental materials to his patients that are certain to not negatively affect general health.
What Are The Other Advantages of Metal-Free Restorations?
In addition to containing mercury, metallic restorations have a dark-colored appearance and will stand out in an otherwise natural smile. Porcelain and composite materials can be precisely matched to your existing enamel, which allows them to blend in seamlessly and help patients maintain a high level of confidence.
Non-metallic restorations are also, on average, more durable than the fillings and crowns they replace. They are less likely to crack and fracture over time and will not gradually pull away from the tooth’s natural structure.