Metal-free fillings are restorations that protect the beauty and longevity of your grin. Providing metal-free fillings as an alternative to traditional metal amalgam is just another way our team at Dental Designer achieves conservative, minimally-invasive dental care. Fillings made from composite resins and porcelain can restore unsightly old metal fillings. Many are surprised by the natural results metal-free fillings provide a tooth once covered by the old-fashioned silver mercury amalgams. The talent of cosmetic dentist Dr. Vasani allows her to offer a restoration that is so natural-looking in appearance, the filling goes unnoticed by others. It’s not only appearance that makes traditional metal amalgam fillings less than ideal. The composition of these fillings requires more removal of healthy tooth before application. Also, the metal is known to expand or contract with temperature changes in the mouth, which may cause the tooth to crack or break. When tooth decay has caused enough damage that a filling is needed, Dr. Vasani chooses metal-free fillings for our guests because of their tooth-sparing qualities and protective nature. The strong bonding technique of a metal-free filling requires the least amount of tooth removal and provides a strong seal that keeps the tooth safe. In fact, the composite resin material that makes up these fillings beautifully enhances the strength and durability of the tooth, in some cases making it even more stable than it was naturally. Here at Dental Designer, our goal is in always providing the most comfortable, conservative dentistry possible. Offering metal-free fillings to patients is just one of the many ways we accomplish this goal. Call to schedule your consultation with Dr. Vasani today.