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Exploring Amalgam Filling Alternatives: London Dentistry's Shift Towards Safer Options

In the ever-evolving realm of dental care, London is a beacon of tradition and innovation. At the forefront of this progression is the discernible move from amalgam fillings to safer, more biocompatible alternatives. The Bespoke Dentist proudly champions this change, aligning with the city’s commitment to optimal health and sustainability.

The Concern with Amalgam

For years, amalgam, colloquially known as 'silver fillings', has been the default choice for many dentists worldwide. Comprising a mix of metals, including silver, tin, copper, and mercury, amalgam fillings are known for their durability. However, the mercury content, which can constitute up to 50% of the filling, raises eyebrows. Over time, these fillings can release minute amounts of mercury vapour, which, when inhaled, can present health concerns.

The Rise of Biocompatible Alternatives

Modern dentistry in London is moving towards materials in tune with the body’s natural dynamics. Here are some of the leading alternatives that The Bespoke Dentist offers:

  1. Composite Resins: These tooth-coloured fillings are aesthetically pleasing and can match the exact shade of the patient's teeth. Made of a plastic and ceramic compound, they bond directly to the tooth, supporting and preventing breakage.
  2. Porcelain Fillings: Also known as ceramic fillings, these are both durable and aesthetically pleasing. Resistant to staining and durable, they're an excellent choice for those seeking longevity without compromising appearance.
  3. Gold Fillings: While more expensive, gold fillings are remarkably durable and can last for decades. They're well-tolerated by gum tissues and offer an option for those who prefer a distinct look.

Embracing the Future with The Bespoke Dentist

As the dental community in London shifts towards these safer alternatives, The Bespoke Dentist stands at the vanguard, offering treatments that align with individual health, aesthetic desires, and long-term well-being. A visit to our clinic is more than just a dental appointment; it’s an exploration into the future of holistic dental care. Join us on this journey towards safer, bespoke dental solutions tailored just for you.

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