BPA-Free White Fillings from Your Dental Team in Melbourne
Health-conscious patients want safer alternatives and are seeking not only metal free alternatives, but BPA free as well. While the dental industry maintains that these ingredients are safe to use in dentistry because they don’t leach into the body, some scientists think we should limit our exposure to these chemicals. We take your concerns seriously and offer a range of biocompatible, durable cosmetic filling options such as glass-based white fillings, BPA-free resin composites and ceramic inlays.
Benefits of BPA-Free Fillings over traditional Silver Fillings
- Requires minimal amount of healthy tooth structure to be removed
- Bonds to the tooth restoring strength
- More stable than mercury amalgam
- Provides a tighter seal
- More resistant to fracturing
- Does not react to temperature changes resulting in weakening of the tooth like amalgam
- Aesthetically pleasing tooth appearance
- Take less time to harden than amalgam fillings
BPA Free Dental fillings at Holistic Dental Melbourne CBD
At Holistic Dental MELBOURNE CBD the focus is on prevention. If a dental decay is detected, our dentists will explain all the possible options with their benefits/risks and provide you with a written treatment quote. Once you decide to go ahead, our friendly team will organize a suitable appointment for you.
In very early stages, we do not proceed to do a filling, but rather attempts are made to remineralize (stop the decay and return the enamel back to original state), in bid to avoid drilling and filling the tooth. When a cavitation is seen, A minimally invasive approach is used to remove decay. To minimize the discomfort, fillings are usually done under a local anesthetic. If you are particularly apprehensive, let our dentist know. Options such as happy gas or Penthrox can also be offered at the chairside to relax you. Because of limited scientific research and controversies surrounding BPA, we offer BPA free dental materials for you. Once the desired filling material is placed, it is contoured and polished to mimic the original tooth as much as possible.
What is BPA? Why BPA-Free White Fillings?
BPA stands for Bisphenol-A. BPA is a chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s. Because of a rise in health concerns, there are more BPA-free products available on the market today. Some of the composite resins and sealants contain this endocrine-disrupting chemical or related compounds. Research suggests that BPA may affect reproductive systems and developing brain. Exposure to high levels of BPA has also been linked to a wide variety of health issues, including early puberty, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, infertility and thyroid problems. As our dental team prioritizes high health standards, we look for BPA-free products.
Minimizing BPA is a Personal Choice
Your body should be able to excrete BPA easily. But because we’re now exposed to so much of it every day, humans may not be able to clear it out of our systems as efficiently as we used to. In fact, the majority of adults contain measurable levels of BPA in their systems. Some scientists say that BPA in dental work won’t affect the body, while others think it’s a good idea to minimise the levels we’re exposed to, including BPA in dental work. Limiting the levels of BPA, you come into contact with is a personal choice.
Affordable BPA-Free White Fillings
At our practice, we take your concerns seriously. That’s why we offer BPA-free white fillings and other BPA-free dental products, so you can make an informed choice about what goes in your mouth. You can feel confident in your choice to receive a quality filling that won’t leach BPA into your body. Our fillings are affordable for a variety of budgets, and you can create a payment plan based on your needs. If you’re looking for affordable fillings that meet your health and safety concerns, talk to our knowledgeable dental team about holistic options!
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