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Metal-Free Dentistry
Dr. Leyli Valera, DDS - San Jose, CA

Dr. Valera practices metal-free dentistry, providing a variety of substitutes that can be functionally and aesthetically more superior.

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Common Questions about Metal-Free Dentistry

What alternatives to metal does Dr. Valera offer?

Dr. Valera practices advanced dentistry with the safest materials in mind. Materials such as ceramic, zirconia, and composite have become the most common restorative materials. Dental materials that contain amalgam are not used her family-friendly office.

What are the advantages of metal-free dentistry?

Metal-free dentistry provides a variety of different substitutes that not only are more aesthetic, but also preserve the healthy parts of your natural tooth. Materials such as ceramics and zirconia that are used to fabricate crowns, bridges, implant crowns, and veneers look better and require that less tooth structure be removed. Composite fillings are also much more conservative and help strengthen teeth as opposed to the traditional amalgam fillings, which also contain mercury.