Dental Fillings

SERVING PITTSBURGH, ALLISON PARK, AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS OF PENNSYLVANIA

For years, metal amalgam fillings have been the standard for treating cavities. Unfortunately, amalgam fillings are highly noticeable, prone to loosening and contain mercury.

The Pittsburgh dentists at Dentonics are proud to offer mercury-free dental fillings, including tooth-colored resin fillings and porcelain fillings. Experienced Pittsburgh dentists Dr. Joe Quartuccio and Dr. Charles Frye perform both new and replacement dental filling procedures using only mercury-free materials.

In addition, we practice a conservative approach to fillings and other dental restorations. We leave as much of your existing tooth as possible while restoring and protecting the remaining tooth with durable, dental-grade ceramics or composite resin.

Mercury free dental fillings in Pittsburgh

Composite resin and porcelain fillings offer a number of advantages over traditional amalgam fillings. Metal fillings are packed into the cavity rather than secured to your tooth, which leaves them vulnerable to loosening and falling out over time.

Amalgam fillings can also contract and expand with extreme temperature fluctuations, which can result in the fillings falling out or causing further tooth damage. Both porcelain fillings and composite resin fillings are bonded directly to your affected teeth and are extremely durable.

Porcelain fillings and resin fillings also match the color of your natural teeth, so you are assured of a flawless smile. The type of mercury-free dental filling that’s right for you will depend on the extent of restoration necessary, and can only be determined through a thorough general dentistry consultation and exam.

If you live in the Pittsburgh or Allison Park, Pennsylvania, areas and would like to learn more about the benefits of mercury-free dental fillings, please contact Dentonics to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Joe Quartuccio or Dr. Charles Frye. We would love to meet you, show you our dental home and welcome you to our extended dental family.