Tooth Damage Associated with Amalgam

On top of the risks of mercury exposure, amalgam is not even good for teeth.

Oral health damage

Amalgam can harm your oral health by....

  • Damaging tooth structure during placement: Placing amalgam requires the removal of a significant amount of healthy tooth matter.This removal weakens overall tooth structure, which increases the need for future dental work – and the costs coming out of your pocket.

  • Cracking teeth after placement: After placement, amalgam fillings expand and contract over time. As a result, these teeth can crack – leading to still more dental work.

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Superior modern alternatives to amalgam preserve healthy tooth structure and actually strengthen teeth, leading to better oral health and less extensive dental work over the long-term.

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