For many years, traditional dentistry used “silver” fillings (technically amalgam fillings) to treat and fill cavities. While they look like silver, amalgams are actually 50% mercury, the most toxic nonradioactive element. Scientists have proven that mercury exposure can cause mood swings, memory loss, rashes, and other serious health problems. And even though the debate about the safety of using amalgams continues, as far as we’re concerned, the issue has been settled. Our practice is 100% committed to filling cavities only with mercury-free materials such as porcelain and white composite.
Dr. Felicia Mata-Stein is a mercury free dentist. At her dental practice, Denthetics LLC, she uses tooth-colored fillings made with composite resin to fill cavities and restore compromised teeth. Dr. Mata-Stein understands that many patients hesitate to have mercury in their mouths and encourages patients to consider mercury-free fillings for a healthy, attractive smile.
What is Mercury Free Dentistry?
Amalgam was once a common material used to fill cavities and decayed teeth. However, amalgam contains traces of mercury, a substance linked to certain health risks. Being an advanced trained dentist, Dr. Mata-Stein has strives to remove the use of all mercury products from her dental practice. She prioritizes her patients’ health and believes a smile can look more beautiful without the appearance of metal amongst the teeth. Instead of amalgam, we now use strong composite materials. These can provide the stability and structure your tooth needs while creating a more natural appearance. Our dentist, Dr. Felicia Mata-Stein uses mercury-free dentistry techniques with various dental treatments such as:
Benefits of Mercury-Free Dentistry
As we mentioned earlier, amalgam fillings mainly contain mercury, which can be incredibly hazardous. Mercury-free dentistry offers a host of benefits, including:
- Safer for both dentists and patients (especially pregnant women).
- Better for the environment
- Mercury-free fillings look natural, strengthen teeth better, and last longer.
- Mercury-free procedures are less invasive than procedures involving mercury.
- Easier to repair than amalgam fillings.
Dangers of Mercury Or “Silver” Fillings
Mercury was a popular material for dental procedures, mainly fillings. Mercury, however, is one of the most toxic nonradioactive elements we know of. It can severely affect your digestive, respiratory, cardiac, urinary, and immune system. In addition, some studies have shown that mercury can deteriorate your brain cells like that seen in Alzheimer’s disease.
Our Kenosha dentist, Dr. Mata-Stein doesn’t use mercury in any of her dental treatments and can even remove any mercury fillings you might have to reduce your risk of mercury poisoning.
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Contact our Kenosha mercury free dentist at (262) 612-3807 for mercury free dentistry in Kenosha or Loop Chicago. With over 25 years of experience, our dentist uses the techniques for patients from Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie, Somers, Sturtevant, and many surrounding areas for optimal dental health.