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Kb-Village-Dental-Bad-Teeth-200x300Do you suffer from breaking teeth problems? It is very likely that it is caused by the amalgam filling that you had years ago. Amalgam fillings, also known as “silver” fillings have been used for over a hundred years by dentists all over the world to fill a decaying tooth to protect it from further damage. What they never tell you about is the hazardous metallic composition of the dental amalgam and the long term effect it has on your tooth.

A dental amalgam is an alloy of multiple metallic elements like mercury, tin, silver, copper and other metals. This has been the most widely used dental restorative material around the world.

These metals present in the amalgam become unstable over time and undergo corrosion, releasing a number of harmful metallic compounds, which disturbs the integrity of the tooth. Also, since the fillings are made of metals, they expand and contract with change in temperature inside the mouth, and over time, it results in the breaking of the tooth and further decay. The cracks that develop can cause severe nerve pain and in some cases can split the tooth in half! Over the years, more and more dentists have come up with strong opinions against the use of amalgam fillings. Even the WHO has taken a stance against the use of mercury in dentistry, which was very remarkable, because there were many who vehemently supported the use of amalgam fillings.

Now, you can set yourself free from the risky amalgam fillings, as there are a number of non-toxic alternatives available with any affordable dentist in North Sydney. If you go to a reputed (or reputable?)  dentist in North Sydney, you can get your cracked and broken teeth fixed in a single sitting with amazing tooth-coloured ceramic fillings that aredurable and have no harmful effects. The biggest complaint from patients is that they are embarrassed to laugh with their unsightly silver amalgam fillings. With composite porcelain fillings, you would not notice any sign of filling, and you can confidently laugh aloud once again.

If you have amalgam fillings that are causing your teeth to break, make the decision right away to switch to safer alternatives that are available with every good dentist in North Sydney. If your dentist recommends a dental filling, make sure that you choose an alternative filling material like ceramic (porcelain) or composite resinthat are both safer and aesthetically pleasing.