What is Dental Amalgam?
Dental amalgam is a tooth filling material that is approximately 50% mercury. It is sometimes misleadingly called a “silver filling”, even though it contains far more mercury than silver. Mercury, a heavy metal, is known to be poisonous to the human nervous system.
There are still dentists out there who use this toxic mercury product, so make sure to say “No amalgam!” before you ever sit in that dental chair. Ask for mercury-free fillings instead!
Health Risks Associated with Amalgam
When it comes to your health, amalgam can do far more harm than good....
Dental amalgam is approximately 50% mercury, a known neurotoxin and reproductive toxin. Amalgam releases mercury vapors throughout its lifecycle, especially when
Mercury exposure from dental amalgam is not safe for anyone. But it is particularly risky for....
Courtesy - Campaign for Mercury-Free Dentistry - www.toxicteeth.org
Dr. Don Jones, of Social Circle Dental, is dedicated to practicing healthy, conservative dentistry. If you have a weak, damaged, or painful tooth, he will recommend the most conservative option available. In many cases, all you'll need is a simple repair such as a filling to restore the health and beauty of your tooth. However, when the tooth is badly decayed, broken, or otherwise seriously damaged, you might expect to lose it. With dental crowns, many of those compromised teeth can be saved!
Dental crowns can be made of many materials, but at Social Circle Dental, we use high-strength porcelain. It is more durable than composite, healthier than many metals, and more beautiful than any other solution. Porcelain closely mimics the reflectivity and opalescence of natural tooth enamel, with a greater level of stain resistance.
For your convenience, our office is equipped with state of the art CEREC CAD/CAM technology allowing us to design and fabricate your new crown, right here during your appointment. The restorations are planned using sophisticated software, and the data is sent to the milling machine digitally. In a matter of minutes, the restoration is sculpted with precision accuracy from a block of dental porcelain. It is colored to match your existing teeth, for a lovely result.
Dr. Jones strives to provide every patient with personalized, healthy dentistry with a beautiful result. People travel from Loganville, Monroe, and communities across Georgia to enjoy world-class care from a widely respected biologic dentist. Call Social Circle Dental at (770) 464-1900 and schedule your appointment today.
Social Circle Dental is a holistic dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures, while focusing on your overall health and well-being.