Is Dental Amalgam Safe?11 Nov 2016, by FAQs in
At Eastlake Endodontics, we believe that it is our role to provide you with sufficient information so that you can take control of your health care decisions. We are proud to have many options for restorative materials, and choose the one that you feel most comfortable with having in your own mouth and will provide a positive outcome.
We stock and regularly use several different types of Composite Resins and Dental Amalgam. Each will have its own positive physical properties and may be appropriate for your particular case.
If you have a preference, please do not hesitate to ask and Dr. Richards will review with you the “plusses and minuses” of each. We will never utilize a material or technique that you do not approve of.
In regards to dental amalgam:
- Dental amalgam has been used as a restorative material for generations. There may not be a dental material out there that has stood the test of time better than dental amalgam.
- Over the past few decades, however, there have been questions raised concerning the use of amalgam. More specifically, because amalgam contains mercury, and elemental mercury has been shown to have negative health side effects in sufficient quantities.
- The American Dental Association has compiled a wealth of information about the safety of dental amalgam.
Below are some links to help you with your search: