Safe & Conservative
According to the FDA, amalgam fillings contain approximately 50% mercury and 33% other metal alloys, such as silver, zinc, copper, and tin. Recently, there has been public concern regarding the leakage of mercury from this filling material, but the FDA has concluded that there are minimal negative risks regarding amalgam toxicity and bioaccumulation to humans from placement of amalgam fillings. However, if an existing amalgam/silver filling is compromised (fractured, broken margins), there is increased risk of amalgam leakage and the development of decay.
We are committed to ensuring your teeth (and fillings) remain supported and free of decay. Dr. Dailey and our associate dentists enjoy using composite, or tooth-colored, fillings to help restore your teeth to their natural appearance and function.
If you have any concerns or are planning to have any amalgam fillings removed, Dr. Dailey and our team will pay careful attention during the procedure to ensure all of the amalgam is safely removed from your tooth and mouth.
Dr. Dailey and our team often attend CE courses to ensure we are using the safest materials that provide beautiful esthetics and functional longevity. If you are interested in learning more about the materials used during your procedure, please ask our team at any time.