Peter Thompson DDS

Metal Free Dentistry

At the Portales dentist office of Dr. Peter Thompson DDS, we are proud to provide beautiful, metal free dentistry for all of our patients.While the use of metal, up until quite recently, has been the “gold standard” in dental restorations, today there is much evidence that the use of metal, including mercury is actually potentially harmful to the human body.

Not only are metal fillings and restorations potentially harmful (not to mention unsightly), but they tend to expand and contract with changes in temperature, making the restoration unstable.

Thankfully today, advances in technology have revolutionized the way dentists treat decay and apply fillings. Dr. Thompson uses the latest technology to create a metal free filling that is both healthy and aesthetically pleasing; no one will even be able to tell it’s there.

teeth showing metal full and metal free dentistry
Metal free dentistry is now the standard. Composite fillings are a strong and enduring restoration that bonds directly to your tooth, and allows more of the healthy tooth structure to remain.  Dr.  Thompson also custom matches the color of the composite material to the color of your natural tooth, so it blends in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth.

If you have any questions about metal free fillings, or would like to schedule an appointment with your Portales dentist, Dr. Thompson, please contact our office today at (575) 268-0007. We would love to help you keep your smile healthy and beautiful for life.