Composite fillings free CA patients from many of the health worries of BPA and mercury
There was a time when your only real choice for restoration of tooth decay was a “silver” amalgam filling. Amalgam contains mercury, a known neurotoxin. Our composite resin fillings are the most biologically compatible material, with the least amount of BPA. They blend beautifully with your teeth, and are strong and durable. Sacramento Natural Dentistry is pleased to provide composite fillings that free patients in the Citrus Heights, CA area of many of the health concerns associated with BPA and mercury.
What’s the worry with BPA?
Bisphenol A is a chemical that hardens plastics. It has been used in the manufacture of food and beverage containers for more than 40 years. However, recent evidence indicates that BPA can affect brain function, behavior, and development of the prostate gland by mimicking natural hormones. Unborn babies, infants, and young children are at highest risk.
Composite fillings are a mixture of tooth-colored plastic combined with finely ground glass for a light-reflective quality similar to tooth enamel. Composite fillings are used to repair tooth decay, without an obvious restoration that mars the smile. Some composite filling materials contain significant amounts of BPA. This is a concern for any health-conscious patient, especially for women who might become pregnant, and for parents of small children who are more cavity-prone than adults.
Sacramento Natural Dentistry uses a composite filling material with the lowest trace amount of BPA. It looks completely natural, with a range of shades and opacities available, making it ideal for anterior restorations. It also has outstanding strength for fillings in molars that are subjected to a great deal of bite force. These fillings resist wear and breakage, and retain a polished appearance.
Composite fillings are just one example of how your oral health and whole-body wellness is in good hands at Sacramento Natural Dentistry in Citrus Heights, CA. New patients are welcome – call (916) 823-8585 to schedule an appointment.
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