Dr. Molayem is a holistic dentist, and uses only the safest dental techniques and substances. We are often asked by patients concerned about mercury toxicity to remove metal fillings and replace them with composite fillings. In this process, we are careful to ensure that the metal fillings are removed with great care to limit any exposure.
What are Composite Fillings?
Composite fillings are made of a tooth-colored resin, and are far superior in appearance once placed. We are focused upon protecting the health of our patients, and in placing fillings that are bio-compatible, durable, and look natural. Having fillings that perfectly blend with your natural tooth color creates a more attractive look, as they are virtually undetectable. Rather than the dark color of metal fillings, your teeth and entire smile will appear far more brilliant and appealing. Composite fillings are the perfect restoration for the following dental problems:
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured tooth
- Cracked tooth
- No-Drill Fillings
- Chipped tooth
- Worn teeth
- Closing gaps
How does the "no-drill fillings" process work?
No-drill fillings are for cavities that are identified in their earliest stages and have not yet produced a hole in the tooth, and are effective on both tooth surfaces and between teeth. To produce the result, the system seals the pore system in the tooth that is showing the first signs of decay, sealing it over to halt the progression of decay.
In traditional dentistry, even when the first signs appeared, there was no treatment available until it progressed to a stage in which a filling could be placed. With the Icon no-drill system, these beginning stages can be halted, allowing the patient to maintain healthier, stronger teeth, and avoid fillings. The other benefit – it requires no anesthesia and is completely painless! Perfect for both children and adults, we believe that this advanced treatment is a powerful tool that helps our patients avoid more expensive, invasive dental work in the future.