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Feb 2013

Are metal fillings right for me?

One of the most common questions we answer is whether metal fillings should be replaced. I have complied a list of points about metal fillings and why I think they have had their day and alternative treatments should be sought: 1. Metal fillings contain up to 50% mercury.2. Mercury is a toxin.3. Mercury is continuously released from metal fillings via a vapour form.4. Metal fillings do NOT stick to teeth, they are mechanically wedged in to place.5. Metal fillings require the tooth to be cut deeper than whi… READ MORE
Dec 2012

Removing Metal Fillings

With Christmas around the corner and New year soon to follow, resolutions are high on the list. Why not make a new year resolution to remove those old, unsightly metal fillings? Metal fillings contain up to 50% mercury, continuously release mercury vapour and are unaesthetic to say the least. We are experts in safe removal using rubber dam. Our replacements are safe, long lasting and highly aesthetic An example of how your teeth could look is below: Porcelain is bio compatible and neutral. It is does n… READ MORE
Sep 2012

Metal fillings- should we ban them?

A recent study by the European Commission has recommended phasing out the use of dental amalgam owing to mercury's negative impact on the environment. The study also stated that some dentists are ''reluctant to change their current practice and invest in new equipment to handle mercury free fillings''. At Progressive Dentistry, we do NOT use any mercury containing metal fillings. Dr Nissit Patel says '' I would not want a metal filling placed in my mouth or in my children so I will certainly not consider p… READ MORE


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