At Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we are committed to not only your child’s oral health, but their overall health and wellbeing. As part of this commitment, we have taken steps to ensure that every aspect of your child’s care is biocompatible and will work to promote their general wellbeing as well as their beautiful smile.
Historically, many dental treatments have included the use of silver amalgam. Composed of a mixture of metals, including silver, mercury, tin, copper and trace metals, amalgam fillings can potentially pose health risks as mercury is slowly released into the body over time. Our pediatric dentist and team prioritize your child’s health and wellbeing by exclusively utilizing mercury-free materials and procedures, ensuring their long-term safety.
Our mercury-free approach centers around composite fillings, a safe and effective alternative to amalgam. Composite fillings are not only mercury-free but also boast several advantages. Unlike amalgam fillings, which can contribute to tooth fractures and cracks, composite restorations actually fortify the tooth’s structure, enhancing its longevity and durability. Moreover, composite fillings are aesthetically pleasing, mimicking the natural color of your child’s teeth and seamlessly blending with their smile.
Embracing mercury-free dentistry is a proactive step toward safeguarding your child’s health and ensuring they have a radiant, healthy smile. If you have any questions about mercury-free dentistry in Austin, Texas, or want to schedule a consultation with Dr. Reza Arzegar, please contact our office at 512-892-2443. Your child’s wellbeing is our top priority, and we are always here to address your inquiries. Visit us today and discover how we can help your child enjoy their smile!