Mercury-Free Family Dentistry in Rio Rancho, New Mexico
For years now, the global dental community has debated about whether or not mercury is a suitable material for dental fillings. Although there is still much research to be done, Fife Dental Care in Rio Rancho, NM has taken a stand to provide mercury-free dental care.
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Why We Provide Mercury-Free Dental Restorations
Fife Dental Care has chosen to be a mercury-free dentist for a number of reasons:
Future Dental Health
Amalgam fillings require a minimum amount of space to be placed. If sufficient space is not created by removing the decay, healthy tooth tissue must be removed also. Once amalgam is placed in the tooth, the mercury content expands and contracts in response to temperature changes. The expansion can put pressure on the tooth walls, potentially causing small fractures over time. Composite resins, however, never require the removal of healthy tooth tissue, and the material bonds to the tooth, creating a seal and a fortified tooth structure.
Fife Dental Care uses composite resins for restorative fillings. In addition to providing comparable strength and durability to amalgam fillings, composite resins can be matched to natural tooth color to make restorative work nearly invisible, and that helps increase our patients’ self-confidence.
Our choice to be mercury-free is one way that Fife Dental Care strives to put our patients at complete ease about their dental health. To ensure an anxiety-free dentist visit, we also help patients cope with dental phobia using a variety of stress-management strategies and oral conscious sedation (when requested).
For the highest quality dental care for your family, contact Fife Dental Care to schedule an appointment today.