Marietta Holistic Dentistry

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Enjoy Mercury-Free Dental Restorations

Metal fillings and crowns have been the go-to solutions to treat damaged teeth for decades. Although the American Dental Association deems them safe, it’s natural to be concerned about your long-term exposure to metals, particular mercury. Not to mention, they are very noticeable when you smile. Did you know you could enjoy more biocompatible and aesthetically pleasing treatments?

What are the Dangers of Mercury Restorations?

Did you know over 100 million teeth in the U.S. have been restored with metal fillings, which contain 50% mercury? Although they have held a commonplace in dentistry for generations, there is no known safe level of mercury exposure because it’s a highly toxic element.

Traditional amalgam fillings consist of mercury, tin, copper, zinc, and silver. They create a hard, durable material when mixed together to repair damaged teeth; however, not without concern. There are several countries that have banned their use due to potential adverse complications.

Besides health concerns, there are also aesthetic issues. They are very noticeable, which can cause an eyesore when you smile. If a metal filling is used, it can make your tooth to darken over time while metal crowns can cause your gum line to discolor over the years.

Enjoy Metal-Free Restorations

Whenever possible, Leading Edge Dentistry believes it’s in our patient’s best interest to replace their existing silver/mercury-containing fillings and upgrade them to more biologically compatible materials. To accomplish this, we also offer the option of removal protocols based on the recommendations of several prominent holistic dental organizations.

We are part of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

A composite resin material is customized to match the color of your enamel to seamlessly blend in with your tooth. They consist of fine glass and plastic particles, making it a biocompatible solution. Although they aren’t made of metal, they are equally durable to last for a decade or longer with the right care. They also allow you to keep more of your tooth intact because wedges aren’t used to support the filling.

All-Ceramic Crowns

Damaged or decayed teeth can be repaired with an all-ceramic crown. They are completely metal-free but can still withstand the force of chewing and everyday oral functions. The restoration is cut from a single clock of all ceramic material that matches your enamel color. It will look and function just like your real tooth without posing the same potential risks of metal crowns.

What Our Other Patients Are Saying

Kimberly Truong
Kimberly Truong
June 6, 2024
I have been going to Leading Edge Dentistry probably for over 10+ years. I love my dental hygienist. She makes the cleaning process, as comfortable as possible and caters the treatment plan for sensitive roots and teeth. I have my cleaning every 6 months. I've had some old fillings replaced by Dr. Patel. The process was quick, comfortable, and painless. She even did my mom's dental implants, which look very natural. She has her old smile back. Can't thank Dr. Patel and her staff enough for helping clients get their smile and confidence back, or easing any anxieties around dental work!
Bailey Schmidt
Bailey Schmidt
May 21, 2024
Friendly staff, convenient location, and seamless scheduling. I have been a patient at Leading Edge for over 10 years and always appreciate the ease and quality of cleaning/dental services provided.
Matt Dubois
Matt Dubois
March 13, 2024
I started with Leading Edge Dentistry last year after 6 years without going to the dentist and a couple of decades of bad dentist experiences. Leading Edge team and Dr. Patel is nice, always smiling, always takes time to explain, and does great work. Her team is always supportive and very knowledgeable and experienced. I highly recommend Dr. Patel and Leading Edge! They have been great to get my teeth back in shape and not dread the dentist.
taylor scott
taylor scott
March 12, 2024
best of the best. Super friendly and caring staff, and amazing doctor / nurses / hygienists. I used to dread going to the dentist but it doesn't even phase me anymore since going to Leading Edge. Oh and the longest I've EVER waited was maybe 15 minutes and they apologized for running late. Normally it's less than 5 minutes. I recommend this place to everyone!
cathryn Abney
cathryn Abney
December 6, 2022
Great work, great staff!
Charlotte Fairchild
Charlotte Fairchild
November 18, 2022
If you like pretty teeth, smart dentists and gentle dental hygienists, with no amalgams, this is the best place for dental work!
Chris Hall
Chris Hall
March 29, 2022
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! This office is amazing! When I arrive for my hygiene visits, the front staff is always very friendly! I don’t have to wait long for the hygienist to bring me back and throughout the visit she explains each step. The doctor is very thorough in reviewing the recommended treatment. When I had to have treatment completed- the doctor explained each step of the procedure. The numbing injection was painless and they made sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure. My whole family (including my 2 kids) does not mind visiting the dentist anymore. Dr. Howard and his team are wonderful!
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