Mercury-free dentistry is a service Theriot Family Dental Care offers to ensure the long-term effects of our dental care. The safety of silver fillings is a concern since they generally contain more mercury than silver. Composites, or white fillings, are preferred by Dr. John Theriot and associates for many reasons. First, they do not conduct hot and cold like metal does, reducing patients’ sensitivity. They also adhere directly to the tooth, which strengthens the durability of the filling. They are natural in color and therefore less noticeable, which in turn allows more of our patients to smile confidently. Please call 337-984-3408 to set up a consultation with our dentists or to address any questions you may have regarding mercury-free dentistry in Lafayette, Louisiana.