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Dental fillings made of amalgam (metal) contain several substances, most of which aren’t controversial. But there are questions about the long-term safety of mercury, a substance that makes up about half of a filling’s weight. While the FDA has said it considers amalgam safe for adults and children 6 and older, research has raised concerns about the effects of exposure to mercury in amalgam fillings.

At 1st in Smiles we don’t want to take any chances with our patients’ health. So we use composite fillings instead of amalgam fillings. Since they contain no mercury, composite fillings don’t pose any mercury-related health risks. They offer more cosmetic appeal too. Unlike metal fillings, we can match composite fillings to the color of your teeth, so they blend in easily with your smile.

Watch this American Association video for more information on composite fillings. Then call 1st in Smiles at 972-380-8105 if you need to make an appointment.