At the Sunnyvale dental office of Dr. William B. Langston III, we place great emphasis on using only biocompatible materials for all of our dental restorations. This means that we practice metal-free and mercury-free dentistry, relying on porcelain and composite resin to craft our fillings, inlays, onlays, and dental crowns. While this means that you get the greatest amount of cosmetic satisfaction out of your dental care, it also means that we’re protecting your overall health every time we repair a cavity or fix a broken tooth. Metal-free and mercury-free dentistry in Sunnyvale, TX is the cornerstone of holistic dentistry.
Amalgam fillings contain significant amounts of mercury. While this has not been proven to cause direct harm to your overall health, many people don’t want to take the risk. That’s why Dr. Langston has exclusively used composite resin fillings at our Sunnyvale dental office for decades. Composite resin fillings are completely mercury-free, making them a healthy alternative to amalgam fillings.
Silver amalgam fillings are typically large, requiring the removal of healthy tooth structure before placement. Tooth-colored composite resin fillings, in contrast, are a far more conservative option. And silver amalgam fillings usually break their seal with your tooth at some point, leading to leakage and possibly contributing to even more tooth decay as bacteria and debris get underneath the filling. In so many ways, mercury-free dentistry is great for your health.
If you're in Sunnyvale, Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, or other nearby north Texas communities and want to receive care from a holistic dentist who only uses biocompatible, mercury-free materials, visit the dental office of Dr. William B. Langston III. Do the right thing for your oral and overall health -- contact us for an appointment.