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What Are Biocompatible Dental Fillings?

What Are Biocompatible Dental Fillings?

If you have a persistent toothache, localized tooth sensitivity, bad breath, or you can see or feel a hole in your tooth, you may have tooth decay that requires a dental filling. Dental fillings are an effective solution to arrest tooth decay and restore lost tooth structure. Fillings will also prevent further deterioration of your tooth. The first step is to see your dentist for a comprehensive dental exam. During a visual exam or through X-rays, your dentist will be able to confirm a cavity and will likely recommend a dental filling. Today there are options for healthier and non-toxic dental restorations. Let’s talk about biocompatible fillings.

Biocompatible Dental Fillings: A Better Alternative

What is Biocompatible Dentistry?
Biocompatible Dentistry emphasizes the importance of oral health in overall health and well-being. It is an approach to oral care that prioritizes:

  • High-quality biocompatible materials (the safest, non-toxic, natural materials available)
  • Limiting a patient’s exposure to radiation with digital X-rays
  • Fluoride-free alternatives to prevent decay
  • Amalgam-free fillings and amalgam-safe dental techniques to limit mercury and toxin exposure 

This holistic approach facilitates optimal oral health and comprehensive well-being for patients.

What Makes Dental Fillings Biocompatible?
Biocompatible dental fillings use a metal-free (amalgam-free), stable ceramic resin. This product is also mercury-free and BPA-free. Not only does this advanced material eliminate a patient’s exposure to the harmful elements of traditional metal (silver) fillings, but it is actually better at protecting and preserving the structure of the tooth over time. Traditional metal fillings expand and contract with temperature changes and can fracture the tooth over time. Biocompatible resin dental fillings do not expand and contract and are a superior choice for long-lasting dental restorations.

Other Benefits Of Biocompatible Dental Fillings
There are even more benefits to the use of biocompatible materials for dental fillings:

  • Biocompatible resin materials are tooth coloured and are more natural looking than traditional amalgam dental fillings.
  • Biocompatible dental fillings are more environmentally friendly.
  • Biocompatible dental fillings can last longer than traditional amalgam fillings.
  • Biocompatible resins bond to the tooth and are incredibly durable.
  • Biocompatible resins can be used to replace old, damaged, and dangerous amalgam fillings.
  • Biocompatible resins can also be used to repair cracks and chips in your teeth.

To learn more about the benefits of replacing old amalgam fillings with biocompatible dental fillings, read Top Reasons To Replace Your Amalgam Fillings


Safer, Healthier Dental Fillings At Dr. Korol Dental

If you are suffering with a toothache or localized tooth sensitivity, you can see or feel a noticeable hole in your tooth, or you want to explore your options for removing old amalgam fillings, consider choosing a healthier, safer option. Biocompatible dental fillings look great, are long lasting, and support your oral health and overall well-being.

Dr. Korol and her skilled and compassionate team are committed to providing the highest quality and safest, most holistic approach to dental care, oral health, and overall well-being. We offer the newest and most effective treatments and technologies to support a lifetime of good health. Our practice is committed to a biocompatible approach to family dentistry. Book your appointment by calling (403) 245-9099 or filling out our online form.


Benefits of holistic dental care include:

  • Safe, non-toxic treatment options
  • Total body health consideration
  • Comprehensive dental care
  • Long-lasting, reliable solutions

Whether you require a simple dental filling or more extensive dental restorations such as a crown or dental implant, our biocompatible dentists focus on promoting your overall health as well as providing excellent dental care.

Typically, biocompatible dental fillings can last between 10-15 years. But with excellent oral hygiene practices and regular dental cleanings and exams, your resin dental fillings could last up to 20 years.

Traditional metal (amalgam) fillings contain a variety of metals including silver, tin, and copper, and up to 50% mercury. The mercury in your fillings can release mercury vapour which has been shown to negatively impact brain and kidney health. In addition, metal fillings contract and expand with changes in temperature and this fluctuation can fracture tooth structures over time.

What Sets Us Apart

What Sets Us Apart

Dr. Jackie Korol is passionate about providing outstanding dental care! She completed her dental studies in 2011 and has since committed to providing Calgarians with the care and the most up-to-date dental products and technology. Dr. Korol is dedicated to safe and mercury-free dentistry, with Dr. Korol Dentistry as a leading holistic and biocompatible dental practice.


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