It has become vital to us over recent years to know what is in what we eat, drink, and put on our skin. Why should concerns about what we put in our teeth be any different?
Dr. Embury takes safety concerns seriously and will accommodate your need for holistic dentistry. For years dentists have used silver amalgam fillings, which are more than 50% mercury. Many people aren’t comfortable with that. That’s why we use no mercury in our office.
If You Need a Holistic Dentist
We are a mercury-free dental practice. We use no amalgam fillings. And if you want your existing amalgam fillings removed, we offer sanitary amalgam removal and high-speed suction to prevents you from ingesting or breathing in any mercury particles during the procedure.
What we do use are composite filling materials. Composites are safe and securely bonded to your tooth, which helps make your tooth resistant to fracture from everyday wear and tear. Also, they are aesthetically more pleasing than other options. Composites also insulate your teeth, where amalgam will cause your teeth to be more temperature sensitive.
If you have any concerns or questions about our holistic dental practices, please call our office, or you may complete our online appointment request form.