Remove Metal Mercury Fillings (Silver Fillings)


For many years, dental patients received metal-based mercury fillings simply because that was the technology available.  However, there have been several studies that show metal fillings are no longer the best choice for your teeth.  At the office of LVI-trained Dr. Fary Yassamy, we can replace your metal fillings with white fillings that are much safer for the structure of your teeth, as well as your overall health.

Mercury Controversy

The US Food and Drug Administration believe dental fillings that contain mercury may be harmful for pregnant women and young children under the age of 6.  The studies did not establish a casual link between dental amalgam and health problems in people age 6 and older.  Clinical studies have supported the FDA findings, however, the FDA findings that mercury-containing dental amalgam fillings are safe, remains under scrutiny by experts, members of the public, and dental professionals.

We care deeply about  our patients overall health, not just their teeth.  Therefore, we only use materials that are safe for your body.

Temperature-Related Fractures

Tooth color bonded fillings are used at the office of Fary Yassamy, DDS because they are much stronger than metal fillings.  They also are not subject to problems of expanding and contracting like metal fillings do when you consume very hot or very cold food or beverages.  When metal fillings contract and expand, your teeth can begin to crack and break.  Using composite materials such as tooth color bonded fillings prevents your teeth of this risk.

Aesthetic Reasoning

In addition to temperature-related fracturing and the mercury studies, metal fillings are simply not attractive.  Using material that matches your natural tooth color makes sense when you are trying to improve how your teeth look in addition to your dental health.

We can replace your old metal fillings using very safe removal techniques.  Removing the metal mercury fillings can be performed in only one or two visits.

Avoid letting metal fillings keep you from smiling or laughing as much as you would like to.  We can restore the health and aesthetics of your smile by replacing mercury fillings with tooth colored composite materials.

If you would like to have your metal fillings replaced with tooth color bonded fillings, and are looking in the Pasadena, Arcadia, San Marino, or West Covina, California area, contact the office of Fary Yassamy, DDS .

The information on this page about comprehensive dentistry in Pasadena is offered by Pasadena dentist, Fary Yassamy. This information should not be considered formal dental advice about any general and comprehensive dentistry procedures. If you would like formal advice, please contact our cosmetic dentistry office serving Pasadena today. We offer general and restorative dentistry procedures to patients across Pasadena, Arcadia, San Marino, and West Covina, California.