Did you know that silver fillings actually contain more mercury than silver? To be more specific, almagam or what is commonly known as a silver filling contains up to 50% mercury. As a mercury-free dentist, we recommend white composite fillings versus the more traditional silver fillings. Not only does the white filling provide the most natural look, the bond actually strengthens the tooth, and most importantly they are mercury-free.
Pictured to the right is an almagam filling, also known as a silver filling.
Here we see the aesthetically pleasing white composite filling done by a mercury-free dentist.
Composite Fillings are Mercury-free
The general public feels that there are potential safety concerns when "silver fillings" or almalgam fillings are placed in the mouth. The reference to silver is a bit misleading, since almalgam fillings contain more mercury in them than silver. White composite fillings represent a more advanced dental technology when compared to the traditional silver fillings. You are in the majority if you opt for white composite. As a mercury-free dentist, we share your sentiment.
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