Your smile is important and one of your best features. Please let The Center for Holistic Dental Medicine restore your smile with our tooth-colored dental fillings in Red Bank, New Jersey and help protect your health, as well. Our dentist, Dr. Glenn A. MacFarlane cares about your whole health, not just your teeth and gums. To schedule an appointment, please contact our kind and compassionate dental teach at 732-530-4020. We hope to hear from you soon!
Did you know that amalgam and other materials that contain mercury may be harmful to your health? Amalgam is composed of a mixture of metals, including silver, mercury, tin, copper, and other trace metals. Mercury may be harmful to your overall health, and it is released in small amounts to your body through amalgam fillings. At our office, we do not use any materials or products that contain mercury. Composite fillings are one type of mercury-free restoration we offer at our practice. In addition to containing mercury, amalgam fillings also often eventually lead to tooth fractures and cracks, while composite restorations can actually help to strengthen the tooth structure. Furthermore, composite dental fillings are a more aesthetic choice for your smile; while amalgam dental fillings are silver in color, composite fillings are tooth colored and can be matched to blend in with your smile’s natural appearance.
We offer BPA-Free restorative products as part of our amalgam- free tooth colored fillings. BPA is a raw material which is used to manufacture some dental composites and sealants. The American Dental Association agrees that low level exposure poses no known health threat. You have the option if you wish your fillings to be BPA free.
Dr. MacFarlane and his team are dedicated to your health, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have about amalgam and mercury. For more information about the benefits of mercury-free dentistry and how we help to protect your oral and overall health, we invite you to call or visit us today. We are always happy to answer your questions!