Patients in Nashua ask about the mercury amalgam filling removal process
Thanks to dentists who offer mercury free and biological dentistry, patients have safer options when protecting the health and enhancing the beauty of their smiles. Dr. Randall Viola and Dr. Judith A. Whitcomb provide fillings that are safe and blend nicely with the natural teeth. They are also happy to educate patients about the dangers of amalgam, which is about half a potent neurotoxin called mercury, and the importance of safe amalgam filling removal. The highly sought after dental team takes good care of patients at Nashua Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry, P.L.L.C.
When amalgam becomes heated while chewing, it releases vapors that are absorbed by the body. Studies link mercury exposure to serious health conditions affecting urinary, respiratory, cardiac, and immune systems. We understand there are several reasons patients may want their amalgam fillings removed that range from aesthetics to health concerns. The amalgam filling removal process involves following strict protocols set forth by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. They include proper protection for the patients, dentists, and dental staff. We safely dispose of amalgam so it does not negatively affect the environment.
We believe prevention is the best practice so we avoid using amalgam fillings. Our alternatives to amalgam include composite resin and porcelain. Composite resin fillings bond to the tooth structure, providing additional support and protection. Porcelain is strong, durable, and mimics the unique qualities of tooth enamel, including translucence.
We utilize innovative technology to aid in accurate diagnosis and treatment planning. Digital x-rays and intra-oral cameras can be used to identify issues that may go unnoticed with the unassisted eye. Before the procedure for a filling,we can use the Milestone Scientific anesthesia system to administer local anesthetic and provide the utmost in patient comfort. Then, the dentist removes the decayed portions of the tooth. The space is prepared for the filling by cleaning it of bacteria and debris. It is then filled and sealed. The tooth is polished and a patient can look forward to a more attractive smile.
We are committed to helping place patients onto a path toward healthier smiles. If you want to explore safe alternatives to amalgam fillings, schedule an appointment by calling (855) 363-3793.