Mooloolah Dental

Are amalgam fillings dangerous?

While there has been publicity regarding the safety of dental amalgam due to mercury toxicity, amalgam fillings are considered safe by both the World Health Organisation and the International Dental Federation. We have a comparatively much greater exposure to mercury from the minute amounts found in some foods such as fish. Tooth-coloured fillings are by far the material of choice for the majority of tooth repairs, and we rarely recommend amalgam. However, because amalgam restorations are known to be a durable option, they are in some cases the best option when resin fillings are not suitable.

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