Dental restorations, better known to patients as fillings, is a common procedure in dental treatments for both children and adults.
At the beggining the restorations were made with a metallic material which is known as amalgam and within its components we found liquid mercury, silver, copper and zinc.
But, what really worries us: the metallic restoration, the aesthetics, the mercury? At Clínica Dental Smalia we will answer all you doubts:
The amalgam restorations do not have adhesion like the restorations/composites that we currently use, we have to make a greater wear in the dental structure to be able to place it in a correct position and to maintain it over time.
Today it is not considered the technique of choice despite its resistance because it has toxic properties for our body. Mercury is a metallic element and our main concern when carrying it is that it can be toxic to health by being in contact with our system.
Millions of people have amalgam fillings in their teeth. However, several research have concluded that any amount released from amalgam in the mouth is very low. Studies have shown that the amount of mercury you are exposed to from your fillings is less than the amount that most people are exposed to in their daily environment or in the food they eat.
As we know, these restorations have a large size and it is recommended to make periodic check-ups to corroborate that it is in good conditions.
As long as the amalgam does not present discomfort, pain or worn it is not advisable to unnecessarily lift old amalgam restorations, as this may result in structural damage in the tooth surface.
If you need more information do not hesitate to contact us and book an appointment with one of our specialists.
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