Mercury Free Dentistry in Saint Paul, MN
Worried About Amalgam Mercury Fillings In Your Mouth?
Upgrade to Composite Fillings & Put Your Mind at Ease
When a small cavity infiltrates your dental enamel or dentin, a composite filling can restore your tooth, and keep you from needing more intense treatment, like root canal therapy.
Many old fillings contain mercury; these are called amalgam fillings. Unfortunately, amalgam restorations have a number of downsides:
- They look dark and metallic on the tooth’s surface
- They are heat reactive, so they expand and contract, which destabilizes the filling
- They are prone to corroding or cracking
At MCMID we have been mercury-free for over 30 years. We always use natural-looking white fillings to maintain the health and beauty of your smile.
Real Patients. Real Results.
Crowns, veneers, and a bridge (learn more)
Crowns, veneers, and a bridge
It’s hard to believe that something so small could change my life in such a big way. I have been pain free with out drugs or surgery for years now. My teeth have been saved from more damage because I don’t grind them any more.
Veneers and crowns (learn more)
Veneers and crowns
This patient presented with 12 year old composite veneers. He disliked both the color and lack of vitality of his veneers. He had worn the veneers thin, so we replaced them with newer veneers and some crowns.
Crowns (learn more)
Very opaque crowns and extremely dark roots under the crowns from previous root canal therapies brought this patient to our office. We replaced the 3 front crowns and lightened the roots of the teeth with whitening. Not all of the darkness is gone but we achieved a noticeable improvement.
Full mouth treatment plan (learn more)
Full mouth treatment plan
This patient presented with rampant decay on the lower jaw and worn veneers on the upper jaw along with many fractured back teeth. She also didn’t like the shortness of her teeth and closed smile. A full mouth treatment plan including crowns, veneers, and a number of root canals and tooth build-ups created a very harmonious smile.
Crowns (learn more)
A fall brought this patient to our office to fix fractured crowns. We restored the 2 front teeth with long-term provisional crowns in a single appointment so she could heal and enjoy her smile again until we treated a number of other teeth that were in need of restorations. We then converted her crowns to Porcelain again.
Bonded Tooth (learn more)
A crash in gym class against a concrete wall caused this fracture. We were able to successfully bond the broken piece back onto the fractured tooth to give this young man his smile back.
Bonded composite restorations (learn more)
Bonded composite restorations
Small fractures on the front teeth were treated with minimally invasive Air Abrasion. Then bonded composite restorations were placed on these fractures to bring back our patient’s smile.
Rejuvinated smile (learn more)
This patient didn’t think her smile looked nice, she wanted a restored and rejuvinated smile. After vigorous gum treatment, an implant was placed on the patient’s right side for the missing tooth. Then the crowns were replaced to restore the harmony of the smile.
Two old thick composite veneers were replaced here to leave the patient with the nicer, refreshed smile.
Veneers that were recently bonded by her previous dentist kept popping off, so this patient requested that we redo all 6 front teeth to get more solid teeth. We also did a smile lift by removing some excess gum tissue and rounding the corners of the teeth to achieve a nicer, more feminine smile.
This patient presented with chief concerns of short teeth and a gummy smile, so we placed 6 veneers after lifting the gums back to expose more root. This created a more harmonious smile.
Very worn and angular teeth brought this patient to the decision that she needed to restore her beautiful smile. 6 veneers were placed to accomplish this smile enhancement.
This smile on the right was immediately after orthodontic treatment, and the patient wore composite veneers until she was mature enough to take care of veneers. The final treatments included crown lengthening and new porcelain veneers to provide a long-term beautiful smile.
Crown replacement (learn more)
Crowns were replaced on these 6 front teeth and gums were reduced to get these teeth more in proportion to the patients smile.
This patient sought us out to restore her worn smile and help her because she was grinding her teeth. We fabricated 6 veneers and placed her in a splint that not only protected her investment in her smile, but also relieved her terrible headaches.
Why do so many patients trust the Minnesota Center for Minimally Invasive Dentistry for mercury-free dentistry?
Many patients are worried that old, cracked mercury fillings will adversely affect their dental health. Our dental practice is unique in that we are equipped to safely remove amalgam fillings in order to replace them. We follow specific protocols and use the latest technologies to give you a healthier smile.
A Conservative Approach
As part of our biologic philosophy, our St. Paul dentists preserve as much healthy tooth structure as possible when prepping your tooth for a filling. We carefully dissect old fillings to conserve your natural tooth without collateral damage.
Our office has been mercury-free for 30 years. We have perfected the procedure for placing stunningly white composite fillings, and customizing them to blend with your existing smile. Due to our experience and conservative approach, our white fillings generally last well beyond the average dental restoration lifespan.
What Our Patients Are Saying
After working with Dr. Malterud for a couple of weeks to get the right fit for my NTI, the results are great. I may still get a headache but only for a few hours and not severe.
— Judy Wiedl
It's hard to believe that something so small could change my life in such a big way. I have been pain free without drugs or surgery for years now. My teeth have been saved from more damage because I don't grind them any more.
— Therese L
Mark is the absolute best. I recommend him and his team to everyone. No matter where I live in the world, our family will always use his services. Worth traveling the world over for. Thanks Mark!
— Tony Z.