BPA-free fillings are something to smile about in Beverly Hills, CA

Informed individuals know that amalgam dental fillings pose unnecessary health risks due to mercury content. Modern composite resin filling materials are strong enough even for molars, durable, and blend beautifully with the smile. But what about BPA? The team at Dental Health and Wellness Beverly Hills offers a safe alternative to patients in the Beverly Hills, CA area – BPA-free fillings.

BPA and dental composite fillings

Bisphenol A is an industrial chemical contained in some epoxy resins and polycarbonate plastics, such as those used for food containers, water bottles, and the lining of metal cans. Currently, there is concern that exposure to BPA can affect brain development (and thus behavior) of children, and prostate glands of male fetuses. Research also suggests a possible link to elevated blood pressure in adults. Some dental materials contain BPA, although in low concentrations. Dental Health and Wellness Beverly Hills does not use BPA dental fillings or BPA dental sealants. We use only BPA-free materials!

How composite resin is used in dentistry

Composite resin bonding material is tooth-colored plastic. It is blended with finely ground glass for light reflecting qualities that mimic natural tooth enamel. This pliable composite is versatile and easy to use for:
  • Filling cavities. BPA-free fillings are conservative – less tooth structure must be removed, since the composite bonds into place.
  • Closing gaps. Teeth on either side of the space can be reshaped with bonding material. This is a quick, one-visit procedure that usually requires no numbing.
  • Bringing symmetry to the smile. Bonding is an economical alternative to porcelain veneers, to disguise enamel flaws, chips, cracks, discoloration, and minor misalignment.

BPA-free fillings are just one example of our commitment to providing dentistry that is good for you. Why? Because we know that your mouth is the gateway to your health. In the Beverly Hills, CA area, call (310) 692-7855.