Centrum Dental Centre, offers a number of dental treatments that are mercury and amalgam-free for our patients. When you have a cavity, dentists need to remove the decayed portion and replace it with a filling. Dental fillings prevent dental cavities, or the space in the tooth, from trapping more food debris and bacteria. They prevent further tooth decay and toothache, as well as save the tooth from a possible extraction.
For many years, amalgam based fillings were the preferred solution. However, in recent years, a growing number of dentists and other health professionals have voiced their concerns over the controversy of amalgam as a health hazard.
Amalgam is composed of 35% silver, 15% tin or tin mixed with copper, a trace of zinc and 50% mercury, which is a highly toxic metal. Although, it’s highly affordable and long-lasting, amalgam dentistry is outdated. Along with food with traces of mercury, these fillings also release minute amounts of mercury vapour with chewing. The body absorbs these vapours and can reach the organs and cross the placenta, into our bloodstreams.
There has not been any scientific evidence that indicates that amalgam dentistry can cause any illnesses in the general population. However, it has been proven that it can cause teeth discoloration, sensitivity, and can weaken the tooth.Mercury and amalgam-free treatments aim to restore your teeth and improve your smile.
Our selection of mercury and amalgam-free treatments range from routine bonded fillings and dental crowns to root canal therapy and dental implants.Technological advances have also made mercury and amalgam-free treatments easier.
When doing your fillings, our dentists administer needle-less and pain-free anesthesia for procedures; remove decay; place amalgam-free material in the space; and refine the shape of the tooth. This is all done in a swift and painless procedure. This is just for fillings, but if you ever need root canal therapy, or an implant-crown, or whatever your restorative needs may be, our dentists are here for you. And we do it mercury-free. Contact us and book your appointment today!