Mercury Free Dentistry

Metal free & mercury free dentistry taking your oral health to the next level.

Mother and daughter with healthy foodAt the Sunnyvale dental practice 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 is the cornerstone of holistic dentistry.

Amalgam Fillings

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.

Mercury Free Composite Resin Fillings

Mercury free composite resin fillings are a great choice for a number of reasons. Silver amalgam fillings are large, requiring removal of more of your natural tooth structure prior to 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.

Holistic Dentist for Surrounding Areas

If you're in Sunnyvale, Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, or other nearby north Texas communities and want to receive care from a holistic dentist who truly believes in using 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.

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