Enjoy the Safe removal of Silver Amalgam Fillings in our Mercury-free Practice
- Posted on: Oct 15 2018
Drs. Frank Sullivan, Clay Couvillon, and Candice Sullivan of Sullivan Dental Center in St. Francisville, LA provide a full-service dental center for patients of all ages. They are also a mercury-free practice, which means that they avoid the use of silver amalgam fillings for areas of decay. Silver amalgam fillings have been used by traditional dentists for years, but it has been found through several studies that these fillings, made of approximately 50% mercury, can be toxic for humans. Instead of placing these materials into the smile to repair natural tooth structure, our team of professionals encourage patients to consider composite resin bonding instead. This material is safer and looks more like natural tooth structure.
Safe removal of silver amalgam fillings
In addition to avoiding the placement of silver amalgam fillings in the practice, the team at Sullivan Dental Center are also excited to offer safe removal and replacement for patients who want to make the switch. Our practice follows strict protocols during the removal of silver amalgam fillings to reduce the likelihood of mercury toxicity in both patients and employees. We take proper steps to ensure everyone is safe. Once the silver amalgam fillings are removed, we clean the area and place fillings made of composite resin bonding. There are several benefits to composite resin bonding as an alternative to traditional fillings. In addition to being the same color as natural tooth enamel and not being comprised of harmful materials, composite resin fillings do not expand and contract in the same way as silver amalgam fillings. This reduces the chance of bacteria entering into the inside of a natural tooth.
Learn more about removing and replacing silver amalgam fillings
At Sullivan Dental Center, we are proud to offer a mercury-free environment for our patients to restore their smiles after decay. We welcome patients who are unhappy with their silver amalgam fillings and who want them replaced with a safer, more aesthetic alternative. Call the office at (225) 635-4422 to schedule an appointment at our practice, conveniently located in St. Francisville, LA at 5436 Commerce Street. We offer services for both adults and children in our advanced dental practice.
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