The World Health Organization has a set of publications that have reported a significant amount of mercury in human bodies that is coming from the dental amalgam.
The FDA has recently advised against used of amalgam fillings in pregnant women and young children - which is a significant step.
Calgary University looked at effects of very minute levels of mercury to the nerve tissues (the amounts that we would be exposed to with dental fillings) and found that the mercury actually caused the nerve cells to degenerate.
Dr Fallah uses rubber Dam, micro seal and oxygen mask to eliminate any mercury exposure to his patient's during removal of their old silver mercury amalgam.
Porcelains and other composites are new materials that cannot just fix a tooth, but truly restore its function, as well as its natural appearance and youthful beauty. Today's restorations are not only esthetically natural and healthy looking, but they feel and wear surprisingly similarly to natural teeth. Obviously no material is as nice as naturally beautiful and healthy teeth, but teeth repaired by or replaced with new materials come amazingly close.
Call or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) Dr. Fallah, your Encinitas Cosmetic Dentist, for more information.