Metal fillings gained popularity in the early 19th century due to easy access to materials and affordability. Nowadays, millions of Americans have metal fillings, which are composed of a mixture of various metals and mercury. Debate over the toxicity of mercury in fillings has been raging since the procedure was first introduced.
Mercury is a known neurotoxin – exposure has been linked to chronic illness, birth defects, autoimmune disorders, and more. While the ADA still supports the use of metal fillings, the FDA recently issued a warning that states metal fillings should not be used on pregnant women or those with mercury sensitivities.
Dr. Poss Discusses Metal Free Dentistry
At Poss Dental Deigns, we don’t gamble with your health. Modern, tooth-colored alternatives, including composite fillings and porcelain crowns, rival their metal counterparts in function and longevity. In addition, tooth-colored fillings and crowns can be made smaller, with more conservative tooth preparation than metal restorations.
If you have metal crowns or fillings and would like to replace them with natural-looking alternatives, talk to Dr. Poss about aesthetic smile design. As a member of the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology), Dr. Poss practices safe mercury removal techniques.
Delivering Sensational Smiles Since 1983
Call our Brentwood, TN practice to schedule an appointment with Dr. Poss. Convenient to Nashville and Franklin residents, our dental office serves the greater Williamson County with exceptional dentistry for sensational smiles.