Tooth Fillings, Mercury-Free

Tooth Fillings



Enjoy Peace of Mind With Mercury-Free Tooth Fillings in Colorado Springs

You’ll find no mercury in our tooth fillings in Colorado Springs. At Springs Dentist, we use only mercury-free fillings because they are better for you and for the environment.

Our metal-free fillings:

  • Look Natural in Your Smile – Our dental fillings are made of mercury-free, biocompatible materials that we match to your other teeth. You won’t have to worry about any silver spots in your smile
  • Pose No Mercury-Related Health Risks – Mercury is a neurotoxin. While the FDA considers its use in dental fillings safe for adults, some research has linked mercury in fillings to adverse health effects. Since we believe in playing it safe where your health is concerned, we don’t use metal fillings
  • Require Less Alteration of Your Tooth – Our fillings require us to remove less healthy tooth structure than with amalgam (metal) fillings
  • Are Easier on the Environment – Even with filtration systems designed for safe disposal of amalgam waste, some mercury gets into wastewater as well as sludge from treatment plants. It ultimately ends up in our food, such as fish

If you’re interested in metal-free fillings, call 719-632-3591.

Have Mercury Fillings Safely Removed by a Certified Dentist

While there has been no definitive link between mercury in fillings and adverse health effects, the World Health Organization considers mercury detrimental to health. Studies show that people experience a reduction in the amount of mercury in their blood and urine following the removal of mercury fillings.

Since he is certified by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology in its Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART), Dr. Craig Sommer can safely remove your amalgam fillings so they can be replaced with composite fillings. During the removal process, you won’t be exposed to:

  • Mercury vapors
  • Mercury particles
  • Chunks of mercury that you could swallow

Dental Restorations Give You Full Smile Function

Depending on the size of a cavity or other damage to your tooth, you may need one of our other metal-free dental restorations:

  • Dental Crown A crown covers your entire tooth, so it does a better job than a filling of repairing severe dental decay. It can fix other damage too, including a broken tooth
  • Inlay or Onlay – These restorations cover more tooth surface than a filling but less than a crown. Since they require the removal of less tooth structure than a crown, they are a more conservative fix

For tooth fillings in Colorado Springs, call 719-632-3591 today.

About a quarter of adults have untreated cavities.


Common Questions
About Tooth Fillings


What are tooth fillings?

Tooth fillings are a restorative solution we use at Springs Dentist to save a smile that has succumbed to some level of dental decay. In other words, this is the method for treating cavities that are not too far gone for conservative measures. As a holistic dentist, Dr. Sommer will use metal-free tooth-colored fillings that match your smile as they restore its health and appearance.

What tooth fillings are safe?

At Springs Dentist, we have chosen to offer only metal-free, tooth-colored composite resin fillings. We want to give our patients complete peace of mind about their oral health, so we don’t place any metal fillings here. While many experts believe that metal fillings pose no risk to patients, we prefer to be more conservative with our treatment.

Are tooth fillings metal-free?

They are at our holistic dental office in Colorado Springs. Because he is credentialed by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology in its Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART), Dr. Sommer can safely remove your old amalgam fillings so they can be replaced with composite fillings that look better than the old-school mercury-laden ones.

What are white tooth fillings made of?

White tooth fillings are made of composite resin, a blend of ceramic and plastic. Unlike amalgam fillings, which are made of a blend of metals, they can be matched to the color of your other teeth so they aren’t noticeable in your smile. They also cause fewer allergy issues than amalgam.