If you have a cavity, you might be worried that you’ll require unsightly metal fillings. However, with advances in non-toxic dentistry, metal fillings should be a thing of the past. With non-toxic dental fillings by Dr. Gabriel Roybal, DDS, you don’t have to worry about ugly or dangerous fillings. Dr. Roybal only uses tooth-colored fillings that are safe and look like your natural teeth.
What are Non-Toxic Dental Fillings?
Silver amalgam fillings are mixed with mercury. There is still debate as to how this might affect our bodies, with many health care professionals believing it is toxic and dangerous to our bodies. Dr. Roybal chooses to perform non-toxic dentistry, using non-toxic dental cement and fillings at his office that serves the Santa Fe, NM and Los Alamos, NM areas.
Non-toxic dental fillings and non-toxic dental cement are made up of a composite of glass and resin so you get tooth-colored fillings that look like your real teeth. With help from state-of-the-art digital radiography, Dr. Roybal can create and place your non-toxic fillings in just one visit.
Why Choose Non-Toxic Dentistry?
Not only is non-toxic dentistry safer, the materials used are actually better for your teeth. For years, dentists had few options to repair decayed and damaged teeth other than amalgam, gold, and other metals. Unfortunately, silver fillings actually weaken your teeth, making them more susceptible to breaking.
A bonus to non-toxic dentistry is that the fillings look and feel better than silver fillings. The composite materials used in non-toxic dental fillings and non-toxic dental cement closely match the composition of natural tooth structure. When you eat hot food and then drink something cold, the restoration and tooth expand and contract at almost equal rates. Your tooth is less susceptible to breaking compared to mercury fillings. Since they bond to the tooth, composite fillings restore most of the original strength of the tooth. Tooth-colored fillings require less removal of tooth structure.
Why Choose Dr. Roybal?
Dr. Roybal has placed more than 50,000 crowns, porcelain veneers and restorations in his 25-plus year career. His office has the latest in cutting-edge technology, utilizing the CEREC 3D system to create your filling. It’s advanced dentistry at its finest–non-toxic, non-invasive, fast and long-lasting. Contact Dr. Roybal today to set up an appointment for biocompatible, tooth-colored fillings.