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Amalgam Fillings - In recent years there have been various debates regarding the safety of ‘amalgam’ fillings – as these fillings can contain up to 65% mercury. Previously, amalgam fillings were thought to be safe as the mercury was considered not able to ‘escape’ - this has now been disproved as studies show that toxins released can be absorbed into the body. Many European countries now ban the use of mercury contained fillings, and there are strict guidelines in the UK concerning the disposal of the fillings, which must be adhered to.

Some people have ‘sensitivities’ and mercury has been considered a contributing factor to this, although this is yet to be proven and there are ongoing studies – in various medical conditions including immunological, neurological and gastric disorders. With greater public awareness, these days, of the type of ‘chemicals’ which are put into the environment and our food etc. and also therefore into our bodies we all have to take some responsibility for our health and wellbeing.

Listening to our Patients – At Confident Dental Practice we are always listening to our patient’s requests and concerns and are now able to offer the removal of amalgam-fillings:

Mercury Detoxification – An appointment will be made with our homeopathic consultant for an assessment and laboratory analysis of the levels of mercury present within your body, with a prescription for homeopathic medication and natural supplements to be taken before, during and after the treatment. Homeopathic treatment and medication is considered by many people to aid the detoxification process – particularly with people who suspect that they may have toxicity or some sensitivity to mercury.

The following appointments with the dentist would involve the following:

· Isolation of the treatment area, usually by a technique known as 'rubber dam'

· Use of high-speed, water-cooled instruments

· Filtration of air for mercury, using a dedicated unit.

· Use of general protective coverings

Alternatives –

Composite white fillings

These are very good for small to medium sized fillings. They are bonded into place, removing the necessity to remove excessive parts of the tooth, thus conserving tooth tissue.

Inlays/onlays (Composite, porcelain or gold)

An inlay is a filling that is made in the laboratory, and then bonded into the prepared cavity. Inlays are generally used where the filling is larger and or where parts of the teeth are missing. A composite inlay is made of a hard 'plastic', and generally is more forgiving in fit and abrasiveness. A ceramic inlay has real advantages if someone is allergic or sensitive to chemicals. Gold is recommended in cases where bonding to teeth substance is compromised.

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