Carrollton, TX area dentist describes amalgam fillings
By Dr. Adnan Saleem
For many decades, the use of silver amalgam fillings has been the standard. However, Carrollton, TX area dentist, Dr. Adnan Saleem, knows how they can negatively affect one’s health. The team at Hebron Smiles welcomes patients who want to replace their silver amalgam fillings with safer, more biocompatible options.
What are silver amalgam fillings?
Silver amalgam fillings are made of a combination of materials, including mercury. These fillings are comprised of approximately 50 percent mercury – a substance that is toxic to the human body. Mercury, when heated, releases toxins that can be breathed in and enter the bloodstream and travel through the rest of the body. Mercury toxicity can occur and can result in a variety of medical conditions. Mercury can be heated simply by chewing foods or enjoying a hot beverage at the coffee shop.
The alternative treatment is to remove the silver amalgam fillings and have them replaced with composite resin fillings. Composite resin has several benefits. It is:
Does not expand and contract with temperature changes
Can last many years with proper care
Composite resin bonding is also used to repair areas of the smile including broken or chipped teeth. It can also be used to disguise a gap between teeth to avoid the expense of porcelain veneers.
Schedule an appointment today!
New patients interested in learning more about the problems associated with silver amalgam fillings are welcome to schedule an appointment with Dr. Adnan Saleem and the staff at Hebron Smiles. His practice is conveniently located at 1745 East Hebron Parkway, Suite #124 and can be reached by phone at (972) 388-3320 by new patients. We welcome patients in and around the area of Carrollton, TX to connect with our team and find out about the benefits of biocompatible dental services.