Dental research has made many breakthroughs in biomaterials since the days of dental amalgams. Today, if you need a dental cavity restored, Lakeridge Dental can use different types of strong and durable composite resins that look much more natural and are much less noticeable than a metal restoration. Composite restorations can be very conservative, minimizing tooth structure removal and can bond together parts of severely broken down teeth.
If you have amalgam fillings and they are still intact, there is no reason to remove perfectly sound tooth structure. As well, metal amalgams are still appropriate in some clinical situations. If you are concerned about the mercury released from dental amalgams, it is important to note that the amount of mercury released during the lifetime of the filling is minimal to none. Most of the mercury is released upon placement and actual removal of the amalgam.
Contact us for more information about bonded fillings.
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