Mercury Free Dentistry at Lara Smile Group
Traditionally, base metals such as silver, tin, and copper were widely used to repair and fill teeth in dentistry until now!
At Lara Smile Group, our holistic approach to dental care provides patients with the safest and strongest tooth-coloured fillings that are truly ‘mercury free’.
A Safe Solution
Lara Smile Group is a mercury free dental practice that offers the latest dental techniques to patients in a modern, state of the art environment. We make a conscious effort to practice minimally invasive dentistry without the use of materials that contain mercury for the benefit of our patient’s overall health and also for the environment!
BPA free composites or ceramic fillings are viable alternatives to amalgam which is a thing of the past.
Should I replace my old amalgam/silver fillings?
The professional dentists at Lara Smile Group can recommend the best course of action to replace your existing fillings following a consultation. We can assess your oral health and address any current cosmetic concerns or future issues related to your fillings. Every dental procedure has its potential complications, and the removal of old amalgam fillings can increase the risk of releasing mercury – therefore we only advise this course of treatment when required. We recommend the removal of amalgam fillings only when there are clear indications that they need and should to be replaced.
At Lara Smile Group, the following measures are put in place for the removal of amalgam fillings:
- The use of specialised drills for cutting silver fillings in chunks
- High volume Saliva ejectors to minimise the uptake of mercury
- High volume water jet which reduces the amount of vapours released
- High volume air evacuation which filters the vapour and contaminated water
- The correct disposal of hazardous scrap amalgam waste
BPA-Free Fillings Vs Traditional Silver Fillings
The highly biocompatible BPA free composites or ceramics offer the following benefits to our patients:
- Less invasive on natural tooth structure
- Better bond to support tooth strength
- Less susceptible to cracks, chips, and fractures
- Temperature resistant
- Visually pleasing
- Less time to harden than amalgam fillings
All filling materials have advantages and disadvantages. At Lara Smile Group we believe the alternatives to mercury amalgam fillings are better.
Non-Amalgam / Mercury free Fillings at Lara Smile Group
At Lara Smile Group we focus on preventative dental care first and foremost to reduce the likelihood of future restorative work. If you require dental treatment, our expert dentists will suggest treatment options based on how it will impact your overall health and wellbeing. We avoid the use of toxic materials and choose treatments and techniques that reflect the way the body naturally heals.
We are a mercury-free clinic because we believe that amalgam is no longer the best choice for our patients. We use a variety of materials including compound resins, ceramics, glass-based agents, and porcelain giving you the most natural looking and aesthetically pleasing tooth restoration for your smile. Why settle for an outdated and unattractive grey filling when there are a range of modern alternatives now available?