Dental amalgam (silver fillings) are used by many dentists to restore teeth that have cavities. Dental amalgam is usually made of mercury, silver, tin, copper and other metals. Although amalgam is considered to be safe, sometimes it may cause intoxication and serious health problems. There are a number of reasons why amalgam fillings should be removed. Over the time, constant eating, clenching and grinding cause cracks in the filling, increasing teeth sensitivity and the risk of mercury poisoning. In this case, removing a metal fillings will benefit the long-term health of your teeth.
If you are looking for a dentist in Santa Clarita to remove your filling please call us at (661) 290-2825.
Amalgam fillings can last many years, however, eventually they need to be replaced. We will remove your amalgam fillings in a safe way to minimize exposure of the toxic mercury vapor.