Traditional amalgam fillings are often referred to as silver fillings. There is silver in the amalgam but many are surprised to learn that amalgam can contain over 50 mercury. The American Dental Association currently asserts that mercury derived from amalgam fillings is not present in sufficient quantity to cause harm to humans. But the more we learn of the toxic effects of mercury, the lower the limits of acceptable exposure are set.
If you are concerned about the safety of mercury amalgam in your teeth and would like to have them removed, then Health Centered Dentistry can provide that service. Our procedures for amalgam removal have been carefully developed to protect the patient's health through the implementation of safe protocols. Mercury vapor traps, high speed suction, electric drills, rubber dams, and other techniques all help to ensure that the patient's exposure to mercury vapors during removal is kept to a minimum.