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As an endodontist, Dr. Fanny Yacaman has the expertise to preserve even the most badly damaged teeth. As a prosthodontist, Dr. Frank Vidjak is uniquely trained to rebuild teeth and other tissues of the mouth, face, and jaws. Together, these doctors lead Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry with precision, comfortable, and safe approaches to restorative dental treatment.
Our products, materials, and technologies are biocompatible (tissue-friendly) and non-toxic. Notably, as a mercury-free practice, metal amalgam fillings have no place at our office. This gives our patients in Los Angeles County, California, the ultimate peace of mind.
Conventionally, cavities or holes in the teeth caused by dental decay are repaired with “silver” metal fillings. The reality is these fillings are actually made from a combination or “amalgam” of metals, including silver, copper, and tin. However, the most prevalent material in these fillings is mercury, making up around 50% of each amalgam filling by weight. Mercury is a known toxin. You may be exposed to mercury through the amalgam in your dental fillings. Mercury can also accumulate in your organs over time. Mercury toxicity is associated with various systemic problems, from mood disorders and memory impairment to poor kidney function and GI distress.
As a mercury-free specialty practice, we never place fillings made from mercury-containing amalgams. In addition to the potential health risks associated with this toxic material, mercury-containing metals do not replicate the beautiful and natural esthetics of a healthy, unaltered tooth. In turn, we place safe, highly biological, and esthetically pleasing fillings made from non-metal materials.
These materials include composite resins and ceramics. We can perfectly color-match the composite or ceramic to blend in with the rest of the tooth and its natural neighbors. Furthermore, these metal-free options do not pose the risk of sensitivities or allergic reactions associated with metals. They are suitable for many different types of patients. They also wear tremendously well, do not irritate surrounding tissues, and do not corrode like metals.
You may be reading this due to concerns over an existing old or worn filling. Or, you may be concerned about an aching tooth.