In the past metal crowns and fillings were considered the acceptable standard for dental care, however recent findings on the potential toxicity of mercury fillings have caused a stir in the dental community.
Although much debate still exists, at Cura Dental Studios, we won't gamble with your health.We place only the finest mercury-free treatment solutions and safely remove existing metal dental work, for a more natural-looking smile and improved overall health.
What is the procedure for placing a dental filling?
- We first test to ensure that all the decay and surface irregularities have been removed.
- Once clean of bacteria and debris we coat a bonding agent to the tooth and place the composite restoration in layers.
- A special UV light is used to harden the material into place. When all of the layers are built up, we shape the material and trim off any excess.
- After the bite is checked for dental harmony the final filling is polished to ensure a natural long lasting finish.
- To ensure the long term success of your dental fillings it is recommended that you maintain good oral hygiene habits and undergo routine dental examinations.
What are the dangers of traditional amalgam fillings?Repeated studies show that mercury vapours escape from metal fillings. These vapours can travel to other parts of the body, including the stomach, intestines, heart, lungs, kidney, liver, spleen, pancreas, and ovaries. Effects of mercury poisoning can take upwards of 20 years to manifest and often onset slowly. However, chronic mercury toxicity has been linked to neurological impairment, decreased fertility, depression, dizziness, gastrointestinal problems, migraines, irregular heartbeat, memory loss, numbness, oral ulcers, and more.
What are modern dental restoration alternatives to amalgam?We meet the demands of complex individual dental cases by emulating natural teeth through use of composite restorations, an advanced dental material. Unlike amalgam dental fillings, which contain potentially harmful materials, composite fillings are bio-compatible and safe. Composite dental fillings are made from aesthetically shaded tooth-coloured materials, and retain all the strength benefits of traditional filling materials. This has made them the preferred choice for modern dental restorations.