Amalgam Free Dentistry in Calgary, Alberta

What is Amalgam-Free Dentistry?

Amalgam-free dentistry restores your teeth in an attractive way using materials such as porcelain, ceramic, or composite resin. Amalgam-free materials are strong, durable, and, with proper care, can last for years. Before amalgam-free was available, dentists used amalgam - a mixture of metals, including liquid mercury, silver, and tin, to fill cavities in teeth. Dental amalgam has been in use for hundreds of years for dental fillings. However Amalgam is still the most common, and least expensive, type of filling in Canada.

Why Amalgam-Free Dentistry?

Amalgam-free is a stronger, faster setting, and longer lasting method of filling cavities. Using amalgam-free materials, allows you to customize the finish to your teeth’s natural colour making them imperceptible in a social setting. Patients who prefer amalgam-free dental fillings will be delighted to know that Beddington Dental can work with a variety of restorative materials, including those that are free of mercury or amalgam. While basic amalgam is suitable for dental work, it can be distracting to others when speaking or laughing.

Using amalgam can take up to 24 hours to solidify its strength and can become weak, brittle, and susceptible to corrosion over time. Amalgam is also a topic shrouded in recurring controversies due to its mercury content. While the Canadian Dental Association approves the use of amalgam it may not be as cosmetically pleasing as a natural aesthetic attained with porcelain, ceramic, or composite.

If you’re looking for cosmetic dentistry in Calgary, Beddington Dental can work with you to devise a treatment plan aimed at repairing or replacing your natural teeth without the use of amalgams, giving you the healthy and beautiful smile you deserve.

To give you a healthy boost of self-confidence and a worry-free smile, Beddington Dental is your amalgam free dentistry in Calgary! Contact us today to see what we can do for you and achieve the look and aesthetic you want and deserve.


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