If you have silver-amalgam fillings you may be concerned about the presence of mercury and its effect on your health. At Pleasant Avenue Dentistry we share your concern, which is why we offer mercury removal in Park Rapids, Minnesota. We use state-of-the-art removal techniques to ensure that all potentially harmful materials are safely and effectively removed from your smile. Call 218-237-7200 today for your appointment with our dentists, Dr. Ben Sitz, Dr. Elise Soulliere or Dr. Jay Jorgenson.
Dental amalgam is composed of a mixture of metals, including silver, mercury, tin, copper and other trace metals. Amalgam has been used in dental fillings for over 100 years, and some dentists still use it today. Mercury may be harmful to your overall health and is released into your body in small amounts through amalgam fillings. Composite fillings, on the other hand, are free of mercury. Furthermore, amalgam fillings often eventually lead to tooth fractures and cracks, while composite restorations can actually help to strengthen the tooth structure. Composite dental fillings are also a more aesthetic choice for your smile: while amalgam dental fillings are silver in color, composite fillings are tooth colored and can be matched to blend in with your smile’s natural appearance.
At our office, we do not use any materials or products that contain mercury. We are dedicated to your health and are happy to answer any questions you may have about amalgam and mercury.
Our dentists and team have been trained in safe dental amalgam removal, and we can often complete this treatment in a single comfortable visit to our office. For more information about amalgam removal and the benefits of mercury-free dentistry, we invite you to call or visit us today. We are always happy to answer your questions!