Amalgam fillings are the silver mercury fillings that were placed in teeth by dentists prior to the development of composite and ceramic technology. The main concerns with amalgam fillings are their grey appearance, the fractures it causes the remaining tooth structure and the neurotoxins found in the metal. Old silver fillings must be carefully monitored by the dentist due to the likelihood of cracks and dental decay forming underneath them. We may advise replacement of your silver fillings if they are an obvious threat to your oral health.
Amalgam removal may be easier than you think. It involves the safe and careful removal of all metal from the tooth and rebuilding the tooth with composite or ceramic depending on the situation. This can provide a long lasting solution for the tooth with improved strength and appearance.
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