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Mercury Filling Removal: A Safer and Healthier Choice

Posted on April 13th, 2024

Carson City dentists at Advanced Dentistry by Design explain mercury filling removal and why it’s an important dental procedure to consider.Mercury fillings, also known as amalgam fillings, have been a popular choice for restoring decayed teeth for over a century. However, at Advanced Dentistry by Design in Carson City we recommend mercury filling removal because mercury is a toxic element that can cause health issues. Although in dental amalgams, mercury is bound to other metals, there is potential for the release of mercury vapor over time. This may cause health issues, including neurological problems, kidney damage, and potential effects on the developing brains of fetuses and young children. To help prevent these health issues, we recommend mercury filling removal and replacing them with safer options. 

Here are four benefits of mercury filling removal:

  • Reduced Exposure

Removal of mercury fillings reduces the risk of ongoing exposure to mercury vapor, promoting overall health and well-being.

  • Biocompatibility

 Replacing mercury fillings with biocompatible materials reduces the likelihood of adverse reactions and promotes better integration with the body.

  • Aesthetics

Tooth-colored alternatives provide a more natural and attractive appearance, boosting self-confidence.

  • Environmental Consideration

Opting for mercury-free dental restoration supports environmentally responsible choices by minimizing the release of mercury into the environment.

If you currently have mercury fillings and are considering their removal, consult with Advanced Dentistry by Design who specializes in safe mercury removal techniques to ensure a smooth transition to a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing smile.

Contact Advanced Dentistry by Design in Carson City today to schedule an appointment

Disclaimer: The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions. 

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