Mercury filling removal can be a bit daunting. It's ok. Your teeth and smile will thank you when you upgrade to ceramic fillings.
Are your amalgam fillings cracking or becoming loose? It’s time to remove them and have them replaced. When your fillings are replaced, you’ll have the option to have new amalgam (or mercury) fillings or change them out with gold, porcelain, tooth-colored plastic, or composite resin.
There are pros and cons to each type of filling and certain types aren’t covered by insurance. Schedule an appointment with Madison Smile Solutions to discuss your mercury filling replacement options.
How Are Mercury Fillings Removed?
Though we come into contact with small amounts of mercury in our everyday lives, exposure to a high concentration of mercury can result in serious health issues. The removal of mercury fillings creates a high concentration of mercury debris and particles in the air. For the safety of our patients and our doctors and staff, Madison Smile Solutions follow the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology’s strict S.M.A.R.T mercury filling guidelines and procedures.
How Safe Are Amalgam (Mercury) Fillings?
Millions of patients have amalgam fillings. Over the past few years, concern over the safety of the mercury used in amalgam fillings has been raised. The FDA, however, did its own research and found no evidence that the amount of mercury used in amalgam fillings posed a threat to the health of the patient. Mercury fillings should, however, be avoided by children under the age of 6, pregnant women and patients allergic to amalgam.
At Madison Smile Solutions, our experienced and professional staff offer a variety of dental services to give you the bright, healthy smile you’ve always wanted. Whether your fillings need to be removed and replaced, you need orthodontic work or you simply want to whiten your smile, contact us today and set up an appointment.