Mercury Free Dentist & Holistic Dentistry
Mercury Free Dentist
What is mercury free dentistry?
Dr. Classi practices mercury free dentistry, which means he does not use metal during dental restorations. As a mercury free dentist, Dr. Classi understands that the unnatural color of metal can make your smile less aesthetically pleasing and can even be dangerous to your health. Mercury free dentistry uses ceramic or porcelain materials when restoring your smile for natural-looking, safe results. Some patients have even opted to remove traditional metal fillings or other restorative devices for a more natural, whiter-looking smile. Mercury free dental procedures offer beautiful results that are safe, long-lasting, and effective at treating damaged, discolored, or unhealthy teeth.
What are the benefits of mercury free dentistry in NYC?
One of the most notable benefits of mercury free dentistry is a more natural-looking smile. When metal fillings, crowns, or inlays and onlays are placed, they make a smile less dazzling and look more unnatural. The ceramic or porcelain materials used by our mercury free dentist create a full, healthy smile that is bright, white, and natural-looking. Additionally, metal fillings or other metal restorations can contain small amounts of mercury, which is a dangerous substance to ingest. Because mercury is known to be unhealthy, many prosthodontists, dentists, and patients have opted for ceramic or porcelain restorations. On top of being more aesthetically pleasing, mercury free dental treatments also help to preserve the appearance, shape, and size of your natural teeth, while reducing the risk of further damage or decay.
|The Benefits of Mercury Free Dentistry|
|Natural-looking, beautiful results|
|Long-lasting and durable|
|Custom shaded to match your natural tooth color|
|Free of metals and mercury|
|Helps preserve the natural structure and appearance of your tooth|
|Safe and promotes a healthy smile|
What mercury free dental procedures do you offer?
Dr. Classi offers multiple mercury free dental procedures for a healthy smile. If you have undergone a procedure to receive metal fillings, crowns, inlays and onlays, or any other type of dental restoration and are unhappy with your unnatural-looking results, Dr. Classi can help you achieve a healthier smile with metal free dentistry. Common mercury free dental procedures that we offer include porcelain crowns, porcelain inlays and onlays, ceramic dental fillings, clear braces, and porcelain veneers.
Metal-Free Porcelain Crowns
Nonmetal porcelain crowns are made out of a natural-looking ceramic material and are tooth-like caps that are placed over a damaged tooth. Maintaining your tooth’s natural shape, size, appearance, and strength, porcelain crowns are permanently cemented into place for a healthy, strong smile. Dr. Classi may suggest a dental crown for a damaged or decayed tooth that is not damaged enough for tooth extraction. Porcelain crowns can preserve some of your natural tooth and help you avoid unnecessary tooth loss or extraction.
Metal-Free Porcelain Inlays & Onlays
Nonmetal porcelain inlays and onlays are used to protect teeth that have experienced decay or damage. Porcelain inlays and onlays can make a damaged tooth stronger and healthier and also reduce the potential for the tooth to become even more damaged. If a damaged tooth is left untreated, the risk of fracturing or breaking the tooth increases. Porcelain inlays are used to treat the center of a tooth’s surface, between cusps, or rounded edges. On the other hand, dental onlays are used to treat one or more cusps or the entire biting surface of a damaged tooth.
Nonmetal Dental Fillings
Dental fillings treat portions of a tooth that have decayed or become damaged and restore the tooth to its natural shape and size. If part of your tooth begins to decay, the overall health and integrity of your tooth is comprised, leading to a higher potential for your tooth to become even more unhealthy. The decayed or damaged part of your teeth will be removed during a dental filling procedure. Your tooth will thoroughly be cleansed, and Dr. Classi will place white dental fillings that will replace the hollowed area where the damaged portion of the tooth was removed. White dental fillings restore the appearance of your tooth and prevent bacteria from entering the tooth or further decay from taking place.
Porcelain veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are permanently fixed on a damaged tooth to protect the enamel from further damage. Placing porcelain veneers requires no anesthesia. Creating symmetrical teeth, porcelain veneers are individually customized to best fit your unique smile. Porcelain veneers can help you achieve a white smile and are resistant to staining and discoloration. Porcelain veneers can also help strengthen a damaged tooth and prevent a weak tooth from breaking or fracturing.
How can I get started with mercury free dentistry?
Dr. Classi would be happy to discuss mercury free dentistry with you. To learn more about mercury free dentistry with Dr. Anthony Classi at Classi Cosmetic & Implant Dentist of NYC, please request an appointment online or call our dental office at 212.682.3313.