BPA, or bisphenol A, is an industrial-type chemical that has been used in manufacturing plastics and resins since the mid-20th century. While BPA is more commonly found in polycarbonate plastics from storage crates, water bottles, and more, this chemical can also be found in composite resin, the primary material used to craft modern white fillings.
BPA introduced to the body can be of particular concern due to its long-term health effects. These effects might negatively impact the brain and prostate gland of children, infants, and even fetuses. BPA has been linked with increased blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes.
BPA-free fillings are the same as regular composite white fillings. They serve the exact same function, can be shaded and shaped to match your natural teeth, and are every bit the same as fillings that contain BPA. The only difference is that this chemical is absent in the filling’s makeup offered by Dr. Hart.
When it comes to dentistry, you should not have to worry about the materials being introduced into your body. This is why Dr. Hart and the team at Virginia Biological Dentistry use only the safest materials in any treatment or procedure they perform.