Dr. Glenn MacFarlane and our team can help you achieve a smile that is healthy, wholesome, and natural in its appearance. Patients who have received silver (amalgam) fillings may experience medical concerns caused by mercury material or feel that the appearance of their fillings detracts from their natural smile. If you desire, we would be happy to perform safe amalgam removal in Red Bank, New Jersey, and replace your fillings with a healthier and more aesthetic option. Contact The Center for Holistic Dental Medicine at 732-530-4020 today to schedule your appointment with our dentist.
Amalgam is composed of a mixture of metals, including silver, mercury, tin, copper, and other trace metals. Dental amalgam has been used in dental fillings for over 100 years, and some dentists still use it today. Mercury may be harmful to your overall health as it is released in small amounts to your body through amalgam fillings. Composite fillings, on the other hand, are free of mercury. Furthermore, amalgam fillings often eventually lead to tooth fractures and cracks, while composite restorations can actually help to strengthen the tooth structure. In addition, composite dental fillings are a more aesthetic choice for your smile; while amalgam dental fillings are silver in color, composite fillings are tooth colored and can be matched to blend in with your smile’s natural appearance.
At our office, we do not use any materials or products that contain any mercury. We are dedicated to your health and wellbeing. We protect you with the use of a unique system called isolate that employs a mouth piece for continuous suction reducing dental aerosols. We also use protective eyewear and nose masks with face shields.
Dr. MacFarlane has been trained in safe dental amalgam removal. We can often complete your treatment in only one comfortable visit to our office. For more information about amalgam removal and the benefits of mercury-free dentistry, we invite you to call or visit us today at 732-530-4020. We are always happy to answer your questions!