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5 Reasons to Consider Mercury-Free Fillings

If your teeth have been affected by cavities or decay, your dentist may suggest a dental filling treatment. At our holistic dental clinic, our dentists use mercury-free, composite fillings to give you durable, safe, and natural looking results.

When you visit your mercury-free dentist for your regular checkup, he/she will check your teeth for any signs of decay or cavities, including brown/black spots. If a cavity is spotted, your holistic dentist may suggest fixing it using a composite dental filling.

It’s important not to put off this treatment because if a cavity is not filled properly, it can:

  • Result in a painful tooth abscess
  • Create significant tooth damage
  • Cause black, brown or yellow staining on your teeth
  • Lead to needing a root canal treatment

Safe Mercury Removal and Composite Fillings at our Calgary Holistic Dental Clinic

At Dr. Korol Dental clinic, our team of holistic dentists understand that many aspects go into preserving your oral and overall well-being. That’s why we take an integrated approach to dental care to help you reach an optimal level of health.

We use only the safest, most biocompatible materials, such as mercury-free composite fillings, and offer minimally invasive and state-of-the-art dental treatments, such as safe mercury removal, to keep your mouth and body healthy.

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The Top Benefits of Mercury-Free Fillings

A ‘silver’ filling is a dental restoration made up of a mixture of mercury, silver, tin, and other metals. Together, these metal fillings are called amalgam, and have been used in the practice of dentistry for many years.

However, there has been a notable decrease in the popularity of these fillings and a movement towards mercury-free fillings, such as composite fillings. This largely has to do with the questionable safety of mercury.

Why Shouldn’t Mercury Be Used in Dental Treatments?

In its natural state, mercury is highly toxic, and according to IAOMT, scientific studies have shown the potential risks amalgam fillings pose to a patient’s health, including increased risks of:

  • Allergies
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Reproductive dysfunction
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Autism spectrum disorders

Dental Amalgam Danger: Mercury Fillings and Human Health

In addition to this, because it is handled in a dental office, there is the risk of harm to the dentist, as well as environmental pollution in the form of evaporation, waste water disposal, and landfill contamination.

Mercury Fillings Are Not Aesthetically Pleasing

Aside from the questions regarding mercury’s toxicity, amalgam fillings are not attractive in appearance and the characteristics of metal make it more likely to separate from or fracture the teeth, or cause temperature sensitivity.

Benefits of Composite Fillings

Due to the growing list of disadvantages of amalgam fillings, they are no longer the most ideal restorations, and many dentists and patients are turning to mercury-free, composite fillings. Some of the benefits of these fillings, include:

  • More natural looking and aesthetically pleasing
  • Decreased likelihood of tooth fracture or breakage compared to amalgam fillings
  • Lower potential for temperature sensitivity, expansion, or contraction
  • Ability to bond to the enamel

Enhance Your Oral and Overall Health With Mercury-Free Fillings

At Dr. Korol Dental, we strive to protect our patients’ oral and overall health, which is why we always recommend mercury-free, composite fillings. We are also able to remove older metal fillings and replace them with mercury-free options and restore any new areas of tooth decay with metal-free choices.


To find out more about our holistic dental services and how our Calgary holistic dentists can help you achieve total oral and body health, contact our Calgary dental clinic at 403-245-9099 or fill in our online contact form.

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