Concerned About BPA In Dental Fillings?

BPA And Tooth-Colored Fillings

You may have heard some worrying things about BPA, or Bis-Phenol A, a compound in tooth-colored dental fillings, but don’t go rushing back to silver amalgam just yet. While it is good to avoid BPA, which has been shown to be endocrine-disrupting and has been linked to a wide variety of problems, we don’t have to decide which is the lesser of two evils. We can leave tooth-colored fillings with BPA and and the dangers of mercury poisoning that come with amalgam fillings behind, because there are numerous tooth-colored materials available that are free of BPA. 

Don’t Jump To Replace Your Composite Fillings

If you have fillings that contain BPA, don’t feel like you need to rush to have them taken out and replaced with BPA-free fillings, as this would mostly only weaken the teeth and do more harm than good overall. The release of BPA from fillings drops off sharply after the first 24 hours. Ideally, we can get BPA-free fillings in the first place, but if that isn’t possible, we can simply switch to a BPA-free material after the current fillings wear out.

Get BPA-Free Tooth-Colored Fillings At Mountain Shadows Family Dentistry

If you’re due for filling replacements, your child is ready for dental sealants, or if you simply have concerns about BPA, give us a call at 719-598-3502 or send us a email. We can answer any questions you may have, and together we can make a plan for your future fillings.

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