BPA (bisphenol A) is a chemical that is commonly used in the production of some dental filling materials, such as composite resins and sealants. However, research has shown that BPA can have negative effects on human health, including potential endocrine disruption and other health problems. Using BPA-free filling materials in dentistry can have the following benefits:
Reduced health risks: BPA-free filling materials can help to reduce exposure to potentially harmful chemicals, which can benefit both patients and dental professionals.
Improved aesthetics: BPA-free filling materials can be more translucent and natural-looking than their BPA-containing counterparts, leading to better aesthetic results.
Better adhesion: BPA-free filling materials may provide better adhesion to the tooth structure, resulting in a stronger, more durable restoration.
Environmental benefits: By avoiding the use of BPA-containing materials, dental practices can contribute to reducing the release of this chemical into the environment.