At Bowen Legacy Dental, we pride ourselves on providing our patients with safe, healthful dental options that promote whole-body wellness. This is why our practice uses fillings that are mercury free - giving our patients quality dental care and the peace of mind they deserve.
The risks of mercury fillings
In dentistry, silver fillings, also known as amalgam, are common materials that have been used in dental fillings for years. Despite their name, amalgam fillings are actually 50% mercury by weight. This substance is added to help dentists create a more pliable material, but it also carries several risks. Since elemental mercury releases vapors that can be absorbed and inhaled, several countries have already banned the use of mercury in fillings for some patients, like woman who are pregnant or nursing and children. Once a staple in dentistry, amalgam is now only one of several dental materials that are available and we are happy to offer safe alternatives that do not contain any mercury in them.
We are proud to offer our patients a healthier alternative today. With our tooth-colored composite fillings, you can enjoy your healthiest smile and restored teeth with a material that is aesthetically pleasing, safe, and durable.
If you have questions about dental amalgam and mercury, or if you are interested in our dental filling services, please call us today to schedule an appointment.