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Mercury Free Dentistry Delray Beach

Dr. George Dental has your best interests at heart and only provides patients with mercury free dentistry in Delray Beach.

While the FDA and the American Dental Association don’t see a problem with silver amalgam fillings, your Delray Beach mercury free dentist does.

The health and wellbeing of Dr. George Dental patients is a priority, and mercury free dentistry in Delray Beach is one of those priorities.

Mercury Free Dentistry Instead of Amalgam

In the first place, they are made from amalgam, silver amalgam contains mercury. According to the FDA mercury is a toxic substance. However, it is still being used in fillings as most believe the toxic poisonous mercury will remain safe inside the dental filling material. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case.

Most people will not feel damage to fillings. Chips, cracks and leaks go unnoticed most of the time. Only your Delray Beach dentist knows how to tell if you are dealing with a broken silver amalgam filling. He will also explain the advantages of mercury free dentistry.

How Long has Amalgam Been Around?

Silver amalgam fillings were introduced by a French Dentist in the early 1800s. The material was used as both filler and a dental restorative. The amalgam that was developed back then was made from melted silver coins and mercury.

Anything but Natural

While mercury is a natural substance it certainly isn’t healthy. Take a look at an old weather thermometer, used by consumers for years, and you will see that the mercury is contained within the vessel.

If a thermometer leaks it becomes toxic. The same happens to your silver amalgam fillings if they leak, chip or crack.

When you chew, damaged amalgam fillings release a vapor. Those mercury vapors are toxic. While researchers are still running continuous studies on long term affects, most believe the accumulation will cause chronic health problems.

The best thing to do for your overall and oral health is to schedule an appointment with Dr. George Sanchez. He will advise you on silver amalgam filling removal and the best mercury free dentistry replacement for those toxic dental fillings.

Mercury Free Dentistry Delray Beach

A mouth full of metal isn’t healthy for your teeth or the rest of your body. Call and schedule an appointment with Dr. George Dental.

Your mercury free dental practice is the only dentist to consider if you want to remove toxic silver amalgam fillings.

Fillings without amalgam are the safe option. Tooth colored fillings are also more attractive.

Call, send a direct message or a text and schedule a mercury free dentistry consultation with Dr. George dental today.

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Tooth Colored Fillings versus Silver Amalgam

If you have a mouthful of old silver, talk to your dentist in Delray Beach about tooth colored fillings. Composite or white colored fillings won’t compromise your teeth and are just healthier all the way around.

Dr. George Sanchez and his dental practice in Delray Beach practice mercury free dentistry. That means all dental restorations are made using biocompatible materials that are not toxic.

Silver Amalgam Fillings Do No Favors

While both the FDA and the ADA deem silver amalgam fillings as safe, there is a concern as broken fillings leak. Leaky fillings release mercury. Silver amalgam fillings contain about 50 percent mercury along with silver and other materials.

Mercury fillings may also release vapor when you chew. This could lead to muscle aches, anxiety and a number of other problems directly related to mercury exposure.

Because silver amalgam fillings contract and expand when exposed to temperature changes it makes fillings more susceptible to breakage.

One of the biggest issues with amalgam is that decay can still enter the healthy part of the tooth. As a result, the same tooth could be hiding additional cavities.

Tooth Colored Fillings Instead of Amalgam

Silver amalgam fillings require some removal of the healthy tooth because the tooth needs to fit the filling.

Tooth colored fillings are just the opposite because the dental resin is soft making it easy to fill the clean and dry cavity. In addition, dentists using silver amalgam may have to add a crown to make the tooth strong.

Tooth colored fillings are matched to the rest of your smile. That means you and your cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach will be the only ones who know you have had cavities.

Tooth colored fillings are made from a variety of biocompatible materials including dental resin, polymers, glass and porcelain. These materials shine just like your natural teeth and are completely healthy for your mouth and your body.

Mercury Free Dentistry in Delray Beach

Dr. George chooses mercury free dentistry because he cares about his patients and because he realizes that many people have issues with silver amalgam fillings. Tooth colored fillings eliminate the problems that come with metal-based restorations giving you a healthier and more attractive smile.

Tooth Colored Fillings Consultation

If you are concerned about your old silver restorations, call or send a text to your dentist in Delray Beach.

Dr. George believes in mercury free dentistry and can make your teeth healthier. Call for an appointment today.