You may have had a filling, or a crown, or a veneer, or even a root canal done. You take care of your teeth, see a hygienist and have regular check-ups. You’re on the right track for dental health. But just what is in these products? Dentistry on Merivale chooses a healthy alternative to traditional metals.
Evidence shows filling materials of nearly any type can very slowly break down in the mouth over time, releasing minute amounts of the filling/restorative material/cement into the mouth and hence into the body.
So material should be as biocompatible as possible to avoid any toxicity or sensitivity. Most composites (typically used for tooth-coloured fillings these days) contain chemicals such as BPA, TEGDMA, HEMA, phthalates and, sometimes, even titanium dioxide, all or any of which many people try to avoid.
Amalgam contains about 50 percent mercury by weight, along with silver and other metals.
Even many cements used to fix crowns to teeth can contain some of these chemicals.
Biologic dentistry is a practice which uses materials as safe for the body as possible, while still allowing for excellent
Dentistry on Merivale shares this approach, and sources its materials from manufacturers like Saremco in Switzerland.
Its restorative system is reported to be the only one, currently, where every component is HEMA and TEGDMA free, and is even designed to resist
Why not choose the healthier alternative, as Dentistry on Merivale has?