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Why Kirkland area patients should choose mercury free fillings

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At Kingsgate Dental, we believe that utilizing mercury-free, biocompatible materials is a benefit to all of our patients. Our dental services are designed around the philosophy that there is a connection between the health of the mouth and the rest of the body. At our office, you can count on receiving dental services that are safe and have your total wellness in mind.

We offer all patients in Kirkland and the surrounding area mercury-free services. You may be wondering what that means? Mercury-free means we do not utilize silver amalgam fillings.

If you have had a filling placed in the last few decades, you may have a silver amalgam filling. For decades these were standard in dental practices all over the country. In recent years, the toxicity of Mercury has come into question, with multiple studies being published about the potential health risks of exposure. Amalgam fillings are composed of a mix of metals – up to 50 percent of which can be mercury. When mercury is warmed, it releases vapors that can be exposed to the individual.

Instead of amalgam, we use composite resin fillings. In addition to being mercury-free, composite resin fillings are tooth-colored and blend in seamlessly with the rest of the tooth, for a much more natural looking restoration. Also, there is less risk of tooth fractures caused by temperature changes with composite resin filling as opposed to amalgam fillings.

For patients who are interested in learning more about the potential toxicity of mercury in fillings, please call us today to schedule a consultation. We are happy to provide information and answer your questions so that you can make an informed decision about the materials used in your mouth. We believe that by helping our patients make proactive, informed decisions about their dental health, we can help them enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles.

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Dr. Ann Kelley is a graduate of the Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska. She highly values the comfort of her patients, and places the needs of the patient above her convenience. Her dental clinic is built to bring the best and most comfortable dental experience to all her patients. She builds relationships with her patients based on trust and always acts to safeguard this trust.

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Damen CReviews on Google
 - 5 Star Rating Review I have gone to Kingsgate Dental for about two years now, and every experience has been excellent. Dr. Kelley is very knowledgeable and very thorough with her analysis of the issues that I have faced with my teeth. The staff is polite and always happy to answer any questions that I have and give me pointers to improve my dental hygiene. I will continue to go to Kingsgate Dental/Dr Kelley for years to come.
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 - 5 Star Rating Review By Kathy W Dr. Kelley and her staff are a treasure. State of the art equipment, As a past Dental Administrator for a very large practice in Lynnwood, am soo happy to know that Dr. Kelley, her hygenists who have been there for over 20 years, are bar none the most indepth and through a cleaning as you would ever find. I have never felt more then a slight prick when getting novocaine. Between numbing the gum and gentle procedure they also offer nitroux, for us real scaredy cats. Music, neck pillows and blankets all make the experience truly enjoyable. I had gone too many years neglecting my teeth and found through Tammy, my hygenist and Dr. Kelley they were able to put together a plan to save the teeth they could and design partials for the ones I could not afford to save. I am a small business owner with no insurance and yet they came up with a plan that I am so happy with. I am without any infection, so much healthier and the partials Dr. Kelley designed are like a second skin. From Jackie and MaryAnn at the front desk to the assistants, hygenists and Dr. Kelley you will be in professional and caring hands. I recommend to all my family and friends.
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 - 5 Star Rating Review By dixy i Great experience. Dr. Kelley and her staff made me feel less anxious about the whole thing. Great job on the crown too! I've already recommended two friends! If I was staying in the Seattle area I'd definitely return.

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