We are happy to provide you and your family with healthy, mercury-free dentistry
Our dental team treats patients with the goal of reaching health goals through personalized care. When providing care, we do so with the knowledge that dental disease as well as dental work will affect the body. Dr. Kovtun is proud to offer mercury-free dental services.
Mercury-free dentistry involves the exclusion of mercury in the dental office. You have probably never been told that your teeth are being repaired with mercury. Where mercury is a part of dentistry is in amalgam filling material.
Dental amalgam was formulated more than a hundred and fifty years ago. This material, which contains various metals, was intended as an affordable alternative to gold filling material. Containing nickel, tin, and other metals together is mercury. In the century and a half since amalgam was developed, several other options for fillings have become available. Amalgam, however, has remained one of the most frequently used restorative materials.
Amalgam alternatives are healthy and attractive
The use of mercury amalgam fillings no longer makes sense with the alternative options that exist. Dr. Kovtun uses beautiful, healthy materials that do not pose a risk to the body and that completely hide the fact that cavities ever existed. Tooth-colored composite resin fillings, porcelain onlays, and gold onlays are very durable.
Safe amalgam removal
We are happy to share details of our process with you during your visit.
We give your smile the very best. Call (617) 274-8494 to learn more about mercury-free dentistry.