Over the years, many dentists have used materials to restore the smile that are not biocompatible with the body. Kirkland, WA area dentist, Dr. Ann Kelley, understands the importance of eliminating this material from dental materials as it can be harmful and contribute to a condition known as mercury toxicity. At Kingsgate Dental, she is proud to offer mercury-free solutions, including dental fillings for patients who have been diagnosed with cavities.
Dental fillings are used to fill an area of tooth decay that forms on the teeth. Tooth decay is a condition that needs to be diagnosed and addressed as soon as possible to avoid further development and more serious issues. Fillings keep the condition from worsening and ensure the tooth is sealed to keep bacteria from entering.
Over many years, most dentists used silver amalgam fillings. These fillings are made with approximately 50% mercury content. Mercury is harmful and is released when patients chewing or enjoy hot beverages. That can impact one’s overall health. Instead, many dentists who are interested in providing mercury-free solutions have switched to using materials such as composite resin bonding.
Dr. Ann Kelley uses these materials because composite resin fillings:
Dr. Ann Kelley is excited to offer patients solutions for their smiles that eliminate harmful mercury content and materials. Patients of the Kirkland, WA area who are interested in mercury-free dentistry are encouraged to take the time to learn about the advantages of a holistic approach to dental care. Call (425) 385-0080 to request a consultation visit at our practice, conveniently located at 12308 NE 144th Street. We are open to new patients and families seeking an experienced mercury-free dentist in the community and surrounding cities.
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