Since the nineteenth century, dentists have used metal amalgams, a mixture of several different types of metal, for dental fillings. About half of the metal in an amalgam filling is mercury. Mercury is known to pose several health risks, so most dentists these days use composite resin for fillings instead, a mercury-free substance that poses fewer risks and has the added benefit of being tooth-colored, allowing it to blend in with the natural color and texture of your teeth.
For those worried about the health risks of mercury or who have metal allergies, Casey D. Sutherland, DMD, PLLC offers amalgam removals to replace your fillings with safer materials. If you need amalgam removal in Manson, Washington, please call us today at 509-687-9221 to learn more about your options from our dentist.