According to the World Health Organization, amalgam fillings contain approximately 50% mercury and 33% other metal alloys, such as silver, zinc, copper, and tin. Recently, many dentists have stopped using amalgam fillings due to the risk of continuous mercury emission into the body.
If you have an existing amalgam filling, Dr. Dailey and our staff can safely remove it and restore your tooth with natural, tooth-colored fillings. All of our restorations are 100% mercury-free.
We’re committed to using safe, non-toxic materials in our office. If you need a dental restoration, we’re happy to explain further about the materials used during the procedure. Most likely, your restoration will be completed with porcelain or composite resin fillings:
Strong and durable material used in crowns, veneers, and implants. Porcelain can provide an attractive sparkle to your smile because it reacts with and reflects light the same way natural teeth do.
Also called “white fillings”, this material can be matched to your tooth’s natural color and is bonded directly to the tooth. This eliminates any spaces between the fillings and the tooth, keeping it free from bacteria or debris.
If you would like to remove an existing amalgam filling or if you’re in need of a dental filling or restoration, our office is more than happy to help. Please call (734) 996-0055 to set up an appointment today.