Some patients are concerned about fillings that contain mercury. We have a number of patients who are referred to us by naturopaths and other complimentary medicine practitioners who have recommended removal of mercury-containing fillings. If you would like to replace your old silver fillings with tooth-coloured, BPA-free fillings, we use a strict protocol that significantly reduces the exposure to mercury during the removal process. Although removal of mercury-containing fillings may not affect health problems in some patients, total mercury levels in blood plasma and urine have been shown to be significantly reduced a year after silver filling removal*.
Dr. Brandeis or Paul McBratney-Owen can discuss the options for silver filling removal and provide you with information to help you make an informed choice about the treatment that is best for you.
We support the World Health Organization’s recommendation to phase-out the use of mercury containing products, such as dental amalgam. We only use mercury-free restorative materials.
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*Reference: Berglund A, Molin M. 1997. Mercury levels in plasma and urine after removal of all amalgam restorations: the effect of using rubber dams. Dental Materials. Sep;13(5):297-304.