Amalgam-Free Dentistry in St. Albert - St. Albert Dentist

At McKenney Corner Dental Care, we pride in offering a wide range of mercury-free and amalgam-free dental procedures such as bonded fillings, dental crowns, root canal therapy and dental implants. These restorative treatments aim to repair and restore your mouth’s oral health without the use of mercury. 


What is amalgam dentistry?

Dental amalgam is a liquid mercury and metal alloy mixture used in dentistry to fill cavities caused by tooth decay. Low-copper amalgam commonly consists of mercury (50%), silver (22-32%), tin (14%), zinc (8%) and other trace metals. 


At our dental clinic in St. Albert, we offer amalgam-free dentistry, which does not use restorative materials containing mercury, tin and zinc. Instead, we use composite or resin material on your teeth. 


Is amalgam-free dentistry better for your teeth?

Scientific studies have not verified that dental amalgam is causing illness in the general population. It has been known for some time that amalgam fillings release minute amounts of mercury vapour, especially with chewing, and that this mercury can be absorbed, reach body organs, and cross the placenta. This is also true of mercury absorbed from natural sources, such as food. 


Also, amalgam dentistry is bound in an alloy of tin, silver, and copper, and there are very small amounts of mercury being released in your body, so it’s not poisonous and does not show any significant damage to our bodies. 


Although amalgam dentistry is safe and dentists all over the world, including in Canada, practice it, our dentists in St. Albert still wants to give alternative options to our patients. Amalgam-free or mercury-free restorations are considerably less invasive than other filling options. In other words, the filling is less likely to cause additional damage to healthy teeth tissue, which can lead to teeth cracking or other damage. There is even some risk to the tooth root. Amalgam-free dentistry can last as long as any other restoration options, it’s cheap and it can look just like your natural tooth. 


Dr. Gill and Dr. Schnepf, your most trusted cosmetic dentists in St. Albert, will work with you to create a customized mercury-free and amalgam-free dentistry plan. All of our services are provided by General Dentists. Please contact us today or book an appointment online


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Last Updated On 2021-10-28