Should I be concerned about the mercury in my metal fillings?
Many dental patients still have older metal fillings in their mouth and are concerned about the fact that those fillings contain mercury.
To address this concern, the U.S Department of Public Health as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have conducted multiple studies and have found that amalgam dental fillings do not pose a health risk. No adverse health effects have ever been linked to metal dental fillings.
If you have any concerns about your fillings, we are happy to discuss these with you. Composite resin (tooth-colored) fillings do have some significant advantages over metal fillings, and we typically recommend these for our patients.