Why Wrentham biological dentist encourages patients to consider mercury-free dentistry
At Advanced Dental Practices, our biological team of professionals include a dentist who is a member of the IAOMT. Wrentham area patients who are interested in caring for their smiles in a more natural manner are encouraged to make an appointment and discuss the benefits of mercury-free dentistry.
What is mercury?
Mercury is a substance that is toxic to the human body. Silver amalgam fillings, which have been used by dentists for years for the treatment of cavities, is a material that is made of approximately 50 percent mercury. When patients chew food, or drink a warm beverage, mercury vapor can be released from the fillings and inhaled into the body. This can result in a wide range of medical conditions from mild to severe.
Instead of visiting a dentist who provides silver amalgam fillings for the treatment of cavities, the team at Advanced Dental Practices encourages patients to consider treatment with composite resin. This is a mercury-free material that is safer and more aesthetic. Composite resin does not expand and contract with temperature changes the same way silver amalgam fillings do, which reduces the potential for microfractures. Many patients come to our practice to seek biological dental services and to request the removal and replacement of their silver amalgam fillings for health and safety purposes.
Request an appointment with Dr. Ross Palioca today!
Dr. Ross Palioca and the dedicated team of professionals at Advanced Dental Practices welcome new patients for a variety of dental concerns. If you are interested in learning more about mercury-free and biological dentistry, our team can educate you on the benefits and discuss the ways in which we can make your smile healthier! Call today at (508) 456-7111 to schedule an appointment, or visit our practice at 21 East Street in Wrentham, MA.