The dangers of mercury in silver amalgam fillings are a rising issue in the dental world. Many patients already have silver fillings in their mouths from previous restorations. Some dentists continue to use amalgam. Patients in Carrollton, TX searching for a mercury-free dentist have turned to Dr. Adnan Saleem and the dental team at Hebron Smiles. Our practice is dedicated to treating all patients safely and effectively. This includes the use of nontoxic fillings to restore decayed teeth.
The dangers of mercury have been known for years and concerns have risen regarding mercury toxicity. Mercury is a component of amalgam fillings. It helps bind the other metals together making the fillings strong and durable. Unfortunately, the fillings are dangerous. Mercury can leak into the body resulting in damage to the brain, nervous system, and kidneys or even cause pregnancy issues. If the filling warps or becomes damaged, the integrity of the tooth may be compromised as well.
Tooth-colored or composite fillings are nontoxic and biocompatible making them safe for patient use. The safety, functionality, and aesthetic benefits of composite fillings have made them a top choice for restoring decayed teeth.
If you are need of general, cosmetic, or restorative dentistry, contact Hebron Smiles to schedule an appointment with our dental team today. (972) 388-3320