Mercury-Free Dentistry

At Dentistry for Health in NYC, we specialize in removing amalgam fillings! Give us a call today to find out how we can improve your overall health and well-being by replacing your amalgam fillings.

The Dangers of Amalgam Fillings

For many years, traditional dentistry used “silver” fillings (technically amalgam fillings) to treat and fill cavities. While they certainly look like silver, amalgams are actually 50% mercury – the most toxic non-radioactive element. Exposure to mercury has been proven to cause mood swings, memory loss, rashes, and a variety of other serious health problems. And even though the debate about the safety of using amalgams continues, as far as we’re concerned, the issue has been settled.

Our practice is 100% committed to filling cavities only with mercury-free materials such as porcelain and white composite.

the dangers of amalgam fillings
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Mercury-Free Fillings

Sometimes patients who learn of the possible health dangers of mercury-based fillings try to find a holistic dentist to remove them. Now every dentist is trained in school to remove amalgam fillings. However, many do not have all the recommended safety equipment for this complex procedure. For your safety, we strive to offer the most complete protection possible by taking the following steps:

  • Using a rubber dam or a special suction device
  • Supplying large amounts of water with special suction while amalgams and nickel crowns are being cut with a high-speed drill
  • Replacing the amalgams with only those dental materials proven to be biocompatible with you
  • Using negative ion generators to remove the massive amount of mercury vapor as it enters the dental office atmosphere

Benefits of Mercury-Free Dentistry

As we mentioned earlier, amalgam fillings are mostly composed of mercury, which can be incredibly hazardous. Mercury-free dentistry offers a host of benefits, including:

  • Safer for both dentists and patients (especially pregnant women).
  • Better for the environment.
  • Mercury-free fillings look more natural, strengthen teeth better, and last longer.
  • Mercury-free procedures are less invasive.
  • Easier to repair than amalgam fillings.
benefits of mercury free dentistry

Now choosing an oral health professional is an important decision, and you shouldn’t make it based on only one procedure. Since we view dentistry as a holistic specialty, make sure you also consider our full range of services, procedures, experience, and approaches. So take the Holistic View – that’s our recommendation, and we think it’s very sweet advice.