Petaluma dentist proudly offers safe removal of amalgam fillings
What are silver amalgam fillings?
Fillings made with silver amalgam are comprised of approximately 50 percent mercury. When mercury is heated, it releases mercury vapors, which are toxic to the human body. Silver amalgam fillings can be easily heated by drinking hot beverages or the friction of chewing food. This causes mercury to enter the system and can result in a myriad of medical conditions.
Why remove silver amalgam fillings?
The removal of silver amalgam fillings may protect the overall health of a patient. Amalgam is no longer the standard, and Dr. Jurina Smida can replace the fillings with an aesthetic alternative. Composite resin is a more appropriate material for dental fillings for several reasons. Composite is safe, does not expand and contract in the same way as silver amalgam fillings do (increasing the risk of infection inside of a tooth), and it is a discreet option for treatment of cavities as the material blends with the tooth enamel.
Safe removal of amalgam fillings in Petaluma
Patients interested in having their silver amalgam fillings replaced with composite resin are encouraged to book an appointment at Dental Care and Wellness of Sonoma County. Dr. Jurina Smida is a quality holistic dentist who can explain the importance of bringing the smile back to health and reducing the risk of mercury toxicity. Contact her practice today at (707) 781-8550 or visit 26 4th Street in Petaluma, California.