The debate over amalgam’s safety issues has been going on for many years. Our philosophy is that amalgam has been used as a material in fillings for hundreds of years with great success. However, it does contain mercury, and there is no doubt that as the metal corrodes, mercury is released.
On the other hand, we are exposed to many other sources of background mercury. So it is impossible to tell where it comes from. There has been no definitive scientific proof that dental amalgam has caused adverse effects on the population. BUT – mercury is a toxin. The jury is out…
We know that there are better materials available for restoring teeth. We believe in the concept of ‘biomimetics’, which is all about mimicking nature or replacing lost tooth structure with materials that are very similar to the natural structure.
There is nothing natural about amalgam. As a metal, we now know that it expands and contracts over time, which can lead to stress fractures within teeth. In fact, cracked tooth syndrome is a recognised diagnosis due to the amalgam-era.
Many countries in the world have banned amalgam (Norway, Japan), and many more countries no longer teach amalgam placement in their dental schools. The UK still does, and it is still the treatment of choice for the NHS.
We DO NOT place amalgams at Cherrybank Dental Spa. It goes against our philosophy of utilising the best technology for our patients’ best health. We always look at a plan for removing amalgams. We believe White Fillings are better structural alternatives. Still, we take into account the benefits and risks for the individual – as well as your concerns about amalgam safety.
Please get in touch with us for a free report on the post-amalgam era.
With us, there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach. We always put our patients first. Our patient-centred approach means we can deliver expert dental care tailored to your individual needs and personality.
Our goal is to ensure you feel healthy, confident, and able to enjoy the smile you’ve always dreamed of.