At Schindler Dentistry, we are pleased to provide patients with services that are not only going to improve their oral health and wellness, but treatments that are biocompatible with the body. Columbus, OH area patients who are faced with replacing silver amalgam fillings are at ease when they find that Dr. Sharon E. Schindler offers mercury-free fillings that are not only more aesthetic but are safe and appropriate.

The problem with silver amalgam fillings

Over the years, many patients have had silver amalgam fillings placed. These silver amalgam fillings were considered safe for the smile. However, studies that have recently been done have found that silver amalgam fillings, which are made of approximately 50% mercury, are harmful to the body. Mercury is a toxic substance that can cause toxicity in the human body. Thanks to a material known as composite resin, patients have the ability to replace these fillings with a safer and more cosmetic alternative.

Composite resin fillings

Patients who choose composite resin fillings are making the appropriate choice for their smile. At our patient’s request, our dental team can safely remove the silver amalgam fillings and replace them with composite resin. The entire process is done during a single appointment, and patients love the look of their smile afterwards! Additionally, patients will feel healthier and will have addressed the source of many health problems due to mercury toxicity.

How is composite resin used?

In addition to being used for replacing silver amalgam fillings, composite resin is also used to fix broken or chipped teeth. Some patients may use composite resin as a bonding material that can also disguise gaps between the teeth. This aesthetic treatment can be performed upon request by our dental staff as patients desire.

Book an appointment at Schindler Dentistry today!

If you live in or around the community of Columbus, OH and are interested in working with a team of professionals to replace your silver amalgam fillings with mercury-free alternatives, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sharon E. Schindler and her team by calling (614) 586-0609. We are conveniently located in Suite #175 at 775 Yard Street.