Replace Old Amalgam (Mercury-Silver) Fillings with Mercury-Free, Non-Toxic Tooth-Colored Fillings
Do you have decay, cracks or fractures in your teeth?
Mercury-Free Tooth-Colored Fillings can be used to restore your damaged teeth, and are non-toxic and safe.
How Teeth Fillings Work
Dental patients need to know the difference between a mercury free and mercury safe dentist.
In 2008, for the first time over 50% of general dentists no longer use amalgam, primarily because it simply isn’t a good filling when compared to the newer composites. Because they no longer use mercury amalgam fillings, these dentists are now promoting their practices as being mercury free.
However, that doesn’t mean that they believe mercury teeth fillings are a health hazard, or will use established and safe removal protocols to protect you from excessive exposure to mercury during amalgam filling removal.
Bottom line – you can’t assume that a dentist who advertises his or her practice as being mercury free, is also mercury safe! You must take the responsibility to ask if they are also mercury safe.
Bio-compatible tooth-colored fillings are usually placed in one appointment.
Our office is mercury free; we do not use any amalgam filling material. Instead, we offer safe tooth-colored composite fillings, which are as strong as amalgam (mercury/silver) fillings, and can be matched to the exact shade of your natural teeth.
If you’re concerned by recent studies of amalgam safety, please talk to Dr. G about having those fillings removed.
When you have a tooth that needs tooth extraction, Dr. Gashinsky may recommend many options for replacing the tooth to restore your smile. There are several tooth extraction options such as implants or bridges, but rest assured as Dr. Gashinsky will help you decide on the best choice for your situation.
Common reasons for needing one or more tooth extractions include:
Cracked, broken, or badly decayed teeth
- Teeth that are unsuitable for root canal treatment
- Teeth with advanced periodontal disease (gum disease)
- Badly positioned or nonfunctional teeth