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Do I need to replace my Silver/Mercury fillings?

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Replacement of Silver Fillings:
Should Amalgam Fillings be replaced?

Mercury: The Facts

Most of us have been taught to use extreme caution if a mercury thermometer breaks because of the toxicity. Our bodies have no use for mercury. Amalgam fillings are an alloy, which means they are a combination of metals that, when mixed, give greater strength. Amalgam is typically a mix of these common metals: Silver, Copper, Mercury, and Tin. Mercury is not an essential element that our body requires. Therefore, as a “dentist near me” in Lincoln, NE, we recommend that you should avoid Mercury when possible.

Mercury vapor being release from a dental filling. The replacement of silver fillings are a good idea as silver fillings can be harmful to your overall health.
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Frequently Asked Questions…

Dental Fillings

When should Mercury fillings be replaced?

When there are poor margins and chips that compromise the integrity, you should consider the replacement of your silver fillings.

Do Mercury fillings need to be replaced?

In short, probably not. A tooth with a filling that is healthy and structurally sound, should be left alone. We believe in treatment that is good for our patients’ overall health, but also the most conservative. Although we are Mercury-free dentists in Lincoln, NE, we still believe that a structurally sound amalgam filling should be left alone until there is a cause for concern.

Do Mercury fillings need to be replaced?

In short, probably not. A tooth with a filling that is healthy and structurally sound, should be left alone. We believe in treatment that is good for our patients’ overall health, but also the most conservative. Although we are Mercury-free dentists in Lincoln, NE, we still believe that a structurally sound amalgam filling should be left alone until there is a cause for concern.

Should Silver fillings be removed?

We have had patients come in and request to have all of their silver fillings replaced. Ultimately, we will respect a patient’s desire for a healthier, more aesthetically pleasing filling option.

We will gladly remove amalgam fillings should you so choose. Our dentists in Lincoln, NE are confident that they can provide a better cosmetic dentistry solution that will look great and be a healthier option for your tooth.

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The information on this page was written by Dr. Christine Bergman.

This gentle dentist in Lincoln, NE, says: “I am extremely privileged to be part of this amazing profession. I find there is nothing that is more rewarding than helping my patients learn how to care for their smiles in addition to becoming healthier overall. I feel patients deserve personalized dental care. Therefore, quality dental care is my number one goal. While providing top-notch dental care for you, I want your dental experience to be positive and comfortable.

You can schedule with this Lincoln, NE dentist, or her partners, online 24/7 at a South Lincoln Family Dentistry location near you. This “dentist near me” serves the local communities close to Lincoln. Some of the communities include Roca, Bennet, Firth, Crete, and Hickman!

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