Amalgam Free Dentistry in Guelph Ontario

If you are interested in amalgam-free dental fillings, here at Woodlawn Dental Care we can discuss all your available options here at our practice in Guelph. Orthodontist Dr. Diodati is here for your dental health and can discuss with you options for restorative materials, including those free from amalgam.


Amalgam fillings are considered safe, having been used since 1895. One of the benefits of these metal alloy fillings is that they are long lasting. Their usual lifespan can be 10 to 15 years. They cost less than composite resin fillings (made from a ceramic and plastic compound) and have a proven track record of long term use. Amalgam fillings are made from mercury mixed with another metal to create a stable compound. There is the concern for some patients with allergies to certain metals, luckily there are alternatives for those sensitive to alloy fittings.


Composite fillings are made to more closely match the natural look of teeth, unlike amalgam fillings. Aesthetic or cosmetic appeal for patients might be a reason they will consider resin fillings over the traditional metal alloy. There is less drilling required for these types of filling and the adhesion is easier since the material bonds to the surface of the tooth. If the tooth is excessively damaged then the composite resin filling would help preserve more of the tooth than other types of filling, although they do not last as long as amalgam fillings. The lifespan of resin fillings is usually 5 to 7 years. If it is a restorative procedure, depending on the damage to the tooth, there are other options such as crowns to consider.


If you are wanting to explore options for cosmetic dentistry procedures in Guelph or restorative dental work, request an appointment at Woodlawn Dental Care. Contact us today to discuss solutions.


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Last Updated On 2021-10-24