Do you have fillings in your mouth? If you don’t, do other family members have fillings? Do you
know what they’re made of and what the consequences of each different type might be to your oral health?
Watch this video that will give you an overview of existing amalgams and what you need to know to protect your teeth.
A most common practice with dental amalgams for many years was to use a mixture of Mercury with at least one other metal. The reason for this generally dealt with the fact that the cost was relatively low, patient suffered few side effects and these amalgams lasted for a long time. As various other techniques have evolved new restorative materials have been created that offer you, as a patient, a number of other options. You will want to consider such things as appearance, durability, ease of treatment, and so on.
It is important to know that whatever you do to your mouth will not wear out in a few years and require additional treatment. The best way to become fully informed is to have a consultation with your dentist so that you can truly understand all of your options. As with most things cost may be a factor as well and if you are on a budget you will want to know the price of the initial treatment as well as any potential maintenance.
Watch the above video where we will share with you the full truth about amalgams. It’s information that you truly want to know!
All the best,
Dr. Jay Anderson “Life is Better with Great Teeth.”
Dr. Anderson is a leading dentist in the Grand Forks, ND. Call his dental office at 701-775-3989 to schedule your appointment.