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In the past, and even in some dental practices today, dentists used materials like silver amalgam to fill areas of decay. Cavities were filled with this material, even though it has high levels of mercury–a substance toxic to humans. It has been found over time that these fillings can increase one’s risk of developing mercury toxicity, and due to the expansion and contraction of these fillings, patients also can experience infection in the tooth if bacteria enter inside. At Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry in Beverly Hills, California, our dentists are excited to offer mercury-free dental services to ensure the health and safety of patients.
In addition to the health risks mentioned earlier, silver amalgam is a noticeable filling material. If you have seen someone with a mouth full of metal fillings, then you know how unsightly they can be. At our office, we believe that your smile should be as natural and beautiful as possible, which is why we offer tooth-colored fillings made from composite resin. These fillings are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth and will not cause health concerns.
If you have mercury fillings that need to be replaced or you simply need a cavity filled, we encourage you to call our office. We understand that many of our patients who have had mercury fillings in the past now understand the harm they can cause and want to take a proactive approach to address it as soon as possible and replace them with alternatives such as composite resin. We want our patients to have healthy, beautiful smiles for life and encourage you to educate yourself further on the benefits of mercury-free dentistry.
Mercury fillings should be avoided whenever possible due to their mercury content. If you want to be treated in a dental practice focused on esthetic, safe dentistry alternatives, call Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry today at (310) 861-3955 to request a visit at 465 North Roxbury Drive, Suite 703