Dr. Lachot and Dr. Loo have been replacing mercury amalgam fillings for over 25 years with high quality, white tooth colored resin composite fillings or porcelain onlays/inlays. Patients sometimes feel embarrassed to laugh or smile wide because of how the mercury amalgam fillings discolor or make our teeth appear gray. Other patients are concerned about the continual toxin release from the mercury. Both concerns are valid and are addressed accordingly at our office and we utilize the latest protocols for safe removal of the “silver” fillings. Replacing the mercury amalgam fillings with esthetic, tooth colored materials is a non invasive procedure and requires zero down time.
Mercury amalgam fillings also known as “silver” fillings is a dental material used to fill cavities. It has been used for more than 150 years in hundreds of millions of patients around the world. Dental amalgam is mixture of metals, consisting of liquid mercury and a powdered alloy of silver, tin and copper. About 50% of the amalgam material is elemental mercury. These fillings release low levels of mercury in the form of vapor that can be inhaled and absorbed by the lungs. It can then bioaccumulate in certain organs of the body, including the brain and kidney’s.
Interested in removing your old mercury amalgam fillings? Contact our office today! (480)515-1000