Enjoy safe removal of amalgam fillings with holistic dental providers
- Posted on: Mar 30 2019
Many dentists in the area of St. Francisville, LA have used silver amalgam as a material for treating areas of decay. These fillings have been used for years by dentists in the community. However, more recent studies show that these fillings are problematic for patients. Because the fillings are made of approximately 50% mercury, they can become toxic when placed in the smile. At Sullivan Dental Center, we understand the importance of a more holistic approach to dentistry and avoid using this material for fillings.
Safe removal of silver amalgam fillings
Patients who are interested in removing their silver amalgam fillings and replace them with a more biocompatible and safer material are welcome to ask about our techniques for safe removal. Heating of silver amalgam can release mercury toxins into the air and body, so our team of professionals need to perform the procedure in a certain manner to reduce mercury exposure to the patient and professionals in the room. At Sullivan Dental Center, we follow strict protocols to ensure that we are safely removing unwanted fillings before placing composite resin fillings. These protocols are followed to ensure safe and effective removal of all silver amalgam in the smile. By placing new fillings made of composite resin bonding, we are not only removing the toxic materials, but we are offering a more aesthetic filling. Composite resin bonding matches the color of the natural tooth enamel, making fillings far less noticeable when completed with this material. Additionally, patients who may have been showing the signs and symptoms of mercury toxicity will be able to see the gradual reversal once safer materials are placed in the smile.
Are you ready to remove and replace your silver amalgam fillings?
If you live in or around the area of St. Francisville, LA, our team of professionals at Sullivan Dental Center encourage you to book a consultation appointment with Drs. Frank Sullivan, Clay Couvillon, and Candice Sullivan to discuss your options. We are located at 5436 Commerce Street and our front office team can be reached for an appointment at (225) 635-4422. We are always accepting new patients into our dental facility!
Posted in: Mercury-free Fillings