Learn about safe tooth filling solutions in the dental office without mercury in Irvine, CA
Dental care in Irvine, California starts with a dentist who understands the importance of safe solutions. A biological dentist such as Dr. David Son provides quality care to patients in the area who are seeking dental care with their overall health in mind. Over the years, many dentists have used tooth fillings that are fabricated with mercury, a substance toxic to the human body. Instead, we encourage patients to come to our practice to learn about safe fillings without mercury through our dental facility.
Purpose of fillings
Fillings are used to address areas of the tooth where decay has occurred. When cavities form, they create holes in the teeth that, if left untreated, can become extremely deep and infect the dental pulp inside of the tooth. By using a filling, the areas can be sealed and protected from becoming a larger problem. At the same time, it restores the structure of the tooth and allows patients to enjoy their favorite foods and beverages without pain.
Composite resin bonding
Our practice uses composite resin instead of silver amalgam fillings which are formulated with mercury. The benefits of composite resin include the following:
- Composite resin is completely safe and free from mercury. The materials used in composite resin are biocompatible with the smile and the body.
- Composite resin is naturally tooth-colored, making it an aesthetic option for the smile.
- Composite resin does not expand or contract significantly, as silver amalgam fillings do. This ensures that there are no crevices where bacteria can enter into the tooth and result in an infection that needs to be treated.
Ready to discuss the benefits of dental bonding?
Composite resin bonding is a terrific way to restore teeth after cavities without affecting the rest of the body with potential mercury toxicity. Contact our practice today to learn more. Call Dr. David Son and his staff at (949) 565-4929 and visit Suite 410 at 17875 Von Karman in Irvine, California. We welcome you and your family into our office for quality, comprehensive care.