Today, many people know that materials placed in their bodies can affect their physical well-being. It should be no different when it comes to dental care — materials placed in your mouth can affect your overall body health. Because of this mouth-body connection, holistic dental offices like Nashville Restorative Dentistry in Brentwood, Tennessee, offer mercury-free dentistry to safeguard your smile and health.
Mercury/amalgam has no place in our dentistry because of the health problems associated with mercury exposure.
If your filling is a decade old, chances are that it’s a silver-colored or amalgam filling. Silver fillings effectively treat cavities and minor decay, but they contain 50% mercury, which can harm your health.
Amalgam fillings use mercury because it makes the mixture easily moldable when placed on the tooth while being able to harden quickly. Unfortunately, studies have shown mercury vapors released in amalgam fillings can cause numerous health concerns, including kidney damage and neurological disorders.
Because of the potential health effects of mercury, our practice has a no-mercury use policy. When you need tooth fillings, we use composite fillings made from safe and “tissue-friendly” materials. Composite fillings aren’t just good for your health, but they also look nicer.
Don’t fret! We offer safe mercury removal services to remove toxic materials from your smile. We follow strict protocols to remove your mercury fillings to ensure maximum safety for you and our staff. Once we remove your mercury filling, we rebuild your tooth with a safe and aesthetically appealing composite filling.
Mercury isn’t only bad for your teeth but also for the whole body in general. Our wellness-focused dentistry emphasizes optimal health for all our patients. We are strong advocates for mercury-free dentistry because it yields numerous benefits, including:
If you are self-conscious about your health, please consider Nashville Restorative Dentistry as your trusted dental partner. Drs. Ryan Jones and Caleb Estes use the safest materials to resolve dental issues.
Issue: Spacing between the front teeth and an uneven tilt to the smile.
Solution: Short term orthodontics to evenly spread out the space between the teeth followed by veneers across the eight front teeth to create a level smile with color consistency and no spaces.