Concerned about mercury fillings?
Many patients are concerned bout mercury fillings. There are now many non-metal, tooth coloured materials used to restore teeth to their natural look and function. We believe that education of our patients is important so that they may make informed decisions on the most appropriate material for restoring their own teeth. As a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (www.iaomt.org), Dr. Clinton is part of a group of dentists, physicians and researchers involved in peer-reviewed scientific research and education devoted to the promotion of biological dentistry.
For those who are concerned about which dental materials may be most appropriate for you, we can arrange for Clifford Materials Reactivity Testing (www.ccrlab.com). If you want to know your personal body mercury load and where it comes from the best test is that available through Quicksilver Scientific (www.quicksilverscientific.com).
White fillings of plastic, zirconium and porcelain are the most commonly used materials bonded to teeth to repair and replace damaged tooth structure. Tooth replacements may consist of dental implants, non-metal bridges or partial plates.