Enjoy safe amalgam removal in Red Bank, NJ
Taking care of the smile is more than just brushing and flossing after every meal. Dr. Glenn A. MacFarlane and his team at The Center for Holistic Dental Medicine believe in providing biocompatible and safe services for patients. Red Bank, NJ area patients who have cavities, will find that dental fillings are a great way to stop the formation of cavities and protect the natural tooth. However, in the past, dentists used a material known as silver amalgam, which is formulated with up to 50% mercury—a substance toxic to the human body. Instead, our team provides non-amalgam fillings and safe, smart amalgam removal and replacement.
Are silver amalgam fillings toxic?
Absolutely! Dr. MacFarlane continues to update his knowledge on this and other non-biocompatible materials often used by other dentists in the Red Bank, NJ area. Studies continue to show that the heating of silver amalgam fillings—which can be achieved just with chewing and hot beverages and foods—can release toxins into the body and contribute to mercury toxicity. It can result in various problems that cannot be resolved until the mercury is removed from the body. Because of the toxicity of these materials, our team will not only safely remove them but replace them with biocompatible alternatives.
At The Center for Holistic Dental Medicine, we utilize a different way to restore decayed teeth using composite resin. Composite resin is not only safe but is more aesthetic, blending in with the smile. It also does not expand and contract with temperature changes, reducing the risk of bacteria entering the tooth.
Smart amalgam removal
Patients who seek to have their old silver amalgam fillings removed and replaced with composite resin are encouraged to learn more about our safe, silver amalgam removal process. The smart removal method reduces one’s risk of mercury toxicity even during removal and replacement.
Call Dr. Glenn A. MacFarlane today
Red Bank, NJ area patients are welcome to book a consultation appointment at The Center for Holistic Dental Medicine to discuss the benefits of avoiding amalgam fillings and removing them safely with a trained and experienced dental provider. Call (732) 517-7785 to request an appointment at 211 Broad Street, Suite #106.