There has been a lot of talk in the news lately about mercury in common dental treatments. Mercury is a toxin that has been used for many decades in silver amalgam fillingsthe same type of metal fillings many adult patients have in their smile if they have ever had a cavity treated by a dentist. unfortunately, mercury makes up approximately 50% of the formation of silver amalgam fillings used for this purpose, and can carry into the body and bloodstream. This can result in mercury toxicity, a condition that can affect the brain and other organs of the body.
To avoid putting patients at risk for mercury toxicity, Dr. Michaela McKenzie of Dazzling Smiles in Atlanta has decided to become a dentist who provides mercury-free care and biological solutions for her patients. She knows that the materials used within the oral cavity can have a negative impact on ones health and wellness. This is why she chose to provide Atlanta with holistic dental services to ensure everything is done in the healthiest, safest manner.
At a mercury-free dental practice, fillings still need to be addressed as soon as possible to avoid further complications. At Dazzling Smiles, when patients come to our practice with concerns of tooth decay, we treat these cavities with composite resin materials. Composite resin is a special material that is safe for the body and can be used in the same way as mercury fillings, but is biocompatible. It is also more aesthetic, providing patients with a way to repair their smile without it appearing to others as though they have had dental work completed. Composite resin bonding is matched to the color of the existing tooth enamel to ensure seamless integration.
If you reside in or around the area of Atlanta and want to learn more about the benefits of biocompatible dentistry, contact the team of Dazzling Smiles to book an appointment with Dr. Michaela McKenzie. She can walk you through the advantages of using composite resin bonding in place of silver amalgam fillings for a healthier, more beautiful smile even after tooth decay.