Dentist in Alexandria VA
At Dental Excellence, our dentist in Alexandria VA
provides patients with mercury free dental fillings. Dental fillings should always be free of mercury because they are safer and the patient can feel confident that their fillings are not affecting anything in their mouth or with their health.
As of late more questions have been raised about the safety of amalgam fillings due to their potential to release mercury vapors. In order to err on the side of caution our dentist in Alexandria VA provides mercury free dental fillings. We use state of the art technology and equipment to make sure that you are not put in danger with any toxic substances and exposed to mercury. Old fillings that contain mercury can also be removed. Fillings are now usually done and then topped off with a crown if needed. Dental crowns can be made from materials such as porcelain or metal. Metal crowns are less susceptible to breakage and include metals like gold alloy, silver or nickel. Porcelain crowns are more close to a tooth’s natural color, making them ideal for front teeth.
Porcelain crowns can create more wear and tear on the surrounding teeth than metal fillings do, and tend to be more prone to breakage, according to our dentist in Alexandria VA
. Depending on the type, the state of the tooth and the patient’s preference, different crowns may be used for each individual case. CEREC crowns are made from one solid block of resin. There is no need to wear a temporary crown or to have to wait for one to be created. With CEREC crowns, our computers digitally photograph the tooth and use an automated design system to create a match to the tooth’s shape, size and color. Crowns can be used to protect teeth after a root canal. Crowns are also used to protect and cover dental implants or to cover anchor teeth that support bridges.
By Dental Excellence Integrative Center
January 30, 2018