I often get asked whether amalgam fillings are harmful to the patient because of their mercury content. The simple answer is that nobody knows for sure but they are banned in Sweden and Norway. They are currently allowed in the UK but it is probably 10 years since I placed any in my practice – I prefer tooth coloured alternatives.
Not only do composite tooth coloured fillings look better but these natural looking fillings strengthen the remaining tooth due to the chemical bond.
Below you can see before and after photos of a case completed earlier this week from on a patient from nearby City of Sheffield.
The tooth coloured composite filling looks better doesn’t it?
The great news is that existing amalgam fillings can be easily replaced in a short appointment, and with the modern isolation and suction systems, there is no risk of mercury contamination during their removal.
Call the dental practice in Rotherham on 01709 364404 to discuss the replacement of your amalgam fillings with modern mercury-free tooth coloured composite fillings.