Did you know that amalgam and other materials that contain mercury may be harmful to your health? Amalgam is composed of a mixture of metals, including silver, mercury, tin, copper and other trace metals. Mercury may be harmful to your overall health and is released in small amounts into your body through amalgam fillings. At our office, we do not use any materials or products that contain mercury. Composite fillings are one type of mercury-free restoration we offer at our practice.
In addition to containing mercury, amalgam fillings can also eventually lead to tooth fractures and cracks, while composite restorations can actually help to strengthen the tooth structure. Furthermore, composite dental fillings are a more aesthetic choice for your smile; while amalgam dental fillings are silver in color, composite fillings are tooth-colored and can be matched to blend in with your smile’s natural appearance.
Our dentist and team are dedicated to your health and happy to answer any questions you may have about amalgam and mercury. For more information about the benefits of mercury-free dentistry and how we help to protect your oral and overall health, we invite you to call or visit us today. We are always happy to answer your questions!