Silver amalgam fillings are approximately 50% mercury which is released in minute amounts upon chewing and drinking. Dr. O believes that taking out these fillings without precautions can expose people to mercury through swallowing and breathing it in. Dr O uses a stringent protocol to prevent exposure to harmful heavy metals and chemicals while restoring your teeth.
In addition, contraction and expansion of the metal over time causes the teeth to crack and break. Micro-fractures caused by metal damage can result in fillings having to be replaced by inlays, onlays or crowns.
Did you know that over time your silver fillings can cause your teeth to fracture? Inquire about our strict, mercury-free protocol for replacing unsightly metal fillings with natural-looking, bonded composites.