Dentist in Irvine, CA Urging Patients Towards Mercury Tooth Filling Removal Due To Concerns of Toxicity
If you are unaware of the risks and dangers which mercury poses to your health, you should understand. You should also know that if you have a metallic amalgam filling, chances are that up to 50percent of that filling is made up of mercury. As more has been learned about mercury toxicity, dentists across the world have begin to encourage patients to undergo mercury tooth filling removal. The cost to your health is not worth it. If you are in the Irvine, CA area, visit Dr. David Son D.D.S to get this toxic material out of your mouth.
A Natural Look
When dentists apply composite fillings, they do so with the ability to closely match that filling with the color of your natural tooth. If you have ever seen anybody that has a mercury containing amalgam filling, then you know the exact opposite is true. Amalgam fillings are unsightly. You cannot hide them as they are typically silver in color and incredibly noticeable. An amalgam filling can also create a stain which spreads to the healthy tooth material, leaving you with a tooth that is greyish in appearance. Having an amalgam filling removed and then replaced with a tooth-colored composite filling will result in dental work that is very hard to notice and you won’t have to worry about opening wide for a big laugh next time you are at a dinner party.
The materials used in constructing a mercury amalgam filling provides durability and strength. But did you know that a composite filling has been found to provide patients with even more durability? The composite material used in tooth-colored fillings is bonded to the tooth for increased support. Think of it as filling a pothole as opposed to (with amalgam fillings) a mere attachment. Because of how composite fillings are bonded to the tooth, they provide better and more even force distribution when you are chewing. Most metallic fillings can last about a decade, so you may be due for a replacement. Look into the increased durability offered by a composite filling.