If you have metal amalgam fillings, you might want to consider having them replaced with modern porcelain tooth colored white fillings. Why?
Porcelain gleams white like your natural teeth.
Amalgam fillings contain mercury, which can be toxic, and many people are concerned that the mercury in metal fillings doesn’t just stay in the filling, but slowly releases elemental mercury vapor, which is then absorbed by the body.
Old metal fillings were never bonded to the tooth but just packed tightly into the cavity. Over time, they can leak, loosen and even fall out.
Old amalgam fillings can also expand over time, causing teeth to fracture and break.
If the test determines that you're suffering damage from mercury, we offer a safe, upgrading procedure. We will thoroughly remove your old metal amalgam fillings, using safe, tested methods to ensure that released toxins are not reabsorbed.
Once your old fillings are removed, we will replace them using our preferred porcelain filling procedure.
For more information or to book an appointment at our Tsawwassen, Delta BC dental practice please contact us today.