At Dream Dentistry, Dr. William Lesh and his team work directly with patients to ensure they are receiving services and treatments that are holistically appropriate. With this in mind, we avoid the use of certain materials, including silver amalgam fillings. Amalgam free dentistry is vital with mercury safe dentists, as silver amalgam fillings are created with approximately 50% mercury-a substance that is harmful to the human body.
The term “mercury free” and “mercury safe” relate to dental practices in the area of Longview, WA who focus on avoiding the placement of silver amalgam fillings. A mercury safe dentist will also provide replacement of these fillings in a safe and appropriate manner. This means following the guidelines recommended by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, that offers strict protocols for the removal and replacement of these harmful fillings placed by other dental practices.
Why visit a mercury safe dentist?
Mercury safe dentists pay close attention to the use of materials in the practice to ensure they are safe and appropriate for a patient. For some patients, this means the removal of past fillings from previous dental providers and replacement using more biocompatible materials such as composite resin bonding. Composite resin bonding is a tooth-colored material that is commonly used for aesthetic work and can safely be placed as a dental filling if a cavity has been found.
Why choose composite bonding for fillings?
Composite resin bonding:
● Can be placed in a single day● Is tooth-colored and more aesthetic● Does not expand and contract with temperature changes● Is a safe and healthy material that has been used in dentistry for many years
Call Dr. William Lesh today!
The practice of Dream Dentistry focuses on ensuring the best possible care for new and current patients and families and believes in eliminating the use of mercury materials in dentistry. If you are ready to work with a mercury-free dental practice in the area of Longview, Washington, we encourage you to call our facility at (888) 449-2086 for an appointment. We service patients in Longview as well as the communities of Rocky Point, Kalama, and Kelso. Our facility is located at 950 14th Avenue.