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Bio-Compatible Dental Material

As the dental field has changed over the years, there are many options available for teeth repair. The objective of dental care has always been to create materials that mimic natural teeth as closely as possible, both aesthetically and functionally.

In recent years, there has been increasing interest about dental materials that include toxic compounds, most commonly the mercury found in silver dental fillings. Mercury is one of the most toxic metals present in nature and is an integral part of silver amalgam fillings.

At Dynamic Dental Wellness of Ashburn, in addition to concerns of biocompatibility, when deciding on a restoration, we have to take into consideration how big or small the imperfection is that needs to be repaired, the tooth functionality, and the biting surface involved. Strength, sturdiness over time, and appearance should all be considered when choosing a restorative material. Biocompatible testing is available to patients who wish to find out which dental material would agree with their system best.

We have several different options for testing the biocompatibility of dental materials used. At your first visit you will be evaluated and if testing is necessary, we will provide you with the information.

We offer screening for systemic reactions to dental materials. The dental materials panel includes a wide range of materials divided into 36 categories used in treating your mouth such as fillings, crowns, implants, and orthodontics. We can assist in improving your health.

Composite Fillings

Composites are a mix of tooth colored glass-like particles. The material bonds strongly and is impervious to wear and tear. This material is best used for relatively small fillings and parts of the mouth where there is not excessive pressure from chewing/biting.


Tooth strength is often compromised when damage gets to be too much. Teeth that have very large silver amalgam fillings frequently crack, sometimes far enough into the tooth structure. The best option for this type of damage is a ceramic or gold, onlay or full crown, which completely covers the tooth.

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A typical Silver Amalgam Filling with fractures and underlying decay
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Beautifully restored teeth with Bio-compatible porcelain restorations