Many people are health conscious, and knowing that amalgam (often called “silver”) fillings contain about 50% mercury concerns them. So, they want only white composite fillings. If you’re concerned about amalgam fillings, you’ll be interested in knowing that Dr. Eric Hein is a mercury-free dentist.
Although dental schools have trained their students in the use of amalgam fillings for more than a century and many dentists still use these fillings, many people are concerned that mercury from the fillings may be released into their body.
Mercury-free composite fillings are an alternative. Dr. Hein prefers these fillings, which are made from a mixture of glass or quartz with resin.
Advantages of Mercury-Free Fillings
- They make teeth stronger because they bond to the teeth. Although amalgam is a stronger material, it actually weakens your teeth.
- Your teeth will be less sensitive to hot and cold with these fillings.
- They require less removal of your tooth structure.
- The color blends in naturally with your teeth.
If you are interested in white fillings from mercury-free dentist Dr. Hein, contact our office to schedule an appointment 317-849-3444.
You may also request an appointment online if you prefer. We’re located in Indianapolis and are convenient to Fishers, Zionsville, and Carmel.