Metal Free Dentistry – Mercury Free Dental Fillings

richard hefleyServing Amarillo, Canyon, Dalhart and the surrounding Texas Panhandle

These days, more than ever before, people do not want mercury fillings in their mouth. Whether they are concerned about health issues or simply have cosmetic concerns, the technology for placing beautiful, white, esthetic restorations allows patients the option to choose something else. At Advanced Dentistry of Amarillo, our dentists Dr. Trey H. Miller and Dr. Clinton L. Esler are well acquainted with the options available for his patients.

There are essentially two types of restoration materials available- porcelain and composite. Porcelain is beautiful, highly durable and generally created in our labs. There is much less removal of tooth structure with porcelain fillings (onlays), thus making it a more conservative procedure. The porcelain is actually bonded to the tooth rendering it almost as strong as the original tooth. Porcelain is used to repair teeth that have broken or when teeth have large, cracked, metal fillings.

Composite material is a tooth colored plastic that can be placed in one visit. Generally, composite is fine for small restorations, and is an excellent alternative to mercury fillings.

Dr. Miller and Dr. Esler have seen dental materials come and go. Both are highly trained in the latest techniques and materials, allowing us to offer the best of alternatives for tooth restoration to our patients as part of our commitment to offering excellence in cosmetic and comprehensive care.

To learn more about our commitment to metal-free dentistry or schedule a tour of our facility,, please contact the office of Advanced Dentistry of Amarillo today by calling (806) 513-2544.

Advanced Dentistry of Amarillo is proud to serve patients in Amarillo, Canyon, Dalhart, and the surrounding Texas Panhandle.

6834 Plum Creek Dr.

Amarillo, TX 79124

(806) 358-8021

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