March 15, 2015
How many metal dental fillings have you acquired? Many of us have managed to collect several metal dental restorations, especially if we first started receiving dental work many years ago. But recent studies have alerted patients to the many dangers and health risks associated with metal (silver amalgam) dental fillings. We share these concerns. That’s why we now offer new tooth colored fillings and metal dental fillings removal for decayed and damaged teeth. If you’re concerned about your long term dental health, schedule a tooth colored fillings appointment with Dr. Share today. Dr. Share is a highly skilled restorative dentist conveniently located in the heart of the Boston Financial District, now proudly renewing smiles daily throughout Government Center, Downtown Crossing, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and the surrounding communities.
The Problem with Metal Fillings
Amalgam is a combination of different metals that have been used in dentistry for over 150 years, and are still commonly used today. Amalgam consists of silver, tin, zinc, copper, and about 50% mercury. The problem is that mercury is a known deadly toxin, and prolonged mercury exposure has been linked to the development of serious neurological disorders, among other serious health concerns. Additionally, metal fillings can expand and cause tooth fracturing and new decay over time. Consequently, metal dental fillings can actually cause more oral health concerns than they fix.
The Tooth Colored Fillings Solution
Tooth colored fillings are made from composite plastic or porcelain and contain no metal whatsoever. They can attach to damaged teeth seamlessly, and will not expand or contract with temperature changes. They don’t conceal decay, and with proper care, can last a lot longer than their metal infused counterparts.
Don’t take chances with a mouth full of metal; schedule a tooth colored fillings appointment with Dr. Share today. Dr. Share is a trusted restorative dentist conveniently located in the heart of the Boston Financial District, now delivering quality care daily throughout Government Center, Downtown Crossing, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and the neighboring areas.
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