If you want a beautiful smile, the first step is to look after your dental health. Regular brushing, flossing and check-ups at your dentist can help to keep your teeth looking bright. However, even if you are diligent about your oral hygiene, you may sometimes need a bit of work done – such as having a cavity filled or a crack repaired.
When it comes to treating tooth decay and injuries, there are a number of options to choose from including amalgam, gold, ceramics and composites. Although mercury amalgam was at one time the most common choices mercury-free dentistry alternatives are becoming much more popular, as they offer a number of benefits and can help you maintain your perfect smile.
There are two big reasons to opt for mercury-free dentistry: cosmetic reasons and your health.
One of the main complaints about mercury-based dentistry is that it can be easily seen, due to its dark silver colour. You certainly don’t want a mercury filling on the front surface of your teeth, but amalgam fillings on other parts of your teeth may also be glimpsed when you’re talking, laughing or yawning.
The beauty of mercury-free dentistry options like composites and ceramics is that the materials used are white in colour, so they match the rest of your tooth and blend in to be completely invisible.
Some people are also concerned about the health risks posed by mercury fillings. This is because mercury, on its own, is extremely toxic. When it is used in fillings, mercury is mixed with other substances to create the amalgam and most experts believe that the finished product is perfectly safe.
However, some people have strong concerns about mercury toxicity and prefer to use products that do not contain any mercury at all. In fact, some countries like Norway and Sweden have already outlawed its use in dentistry procedures entirely. If you’re worried about the health risks involved with mercury amalgam, then mercury-free dentistry solutions like ceramic and composites are ideal options.
In addition, we can also remove any old mercury amalgam dental work that you may already have and replace those fixtures with new items made from mercury-free materials like ceramic or dental composite.
Our process for removing old amalgam fillings is safe and we’ll use appropriate methods to prevent any additional mercury exposure and to ensure the procedure is pain-free. Once the work is completed, you’ll have a beautifully white smile and no more unsightly dark fillings on your teeth.
Whether you’re concerned about the use of mercury amalgam in your existing dental work, or want to make the most of the mercury-free dentistry options that are available, the team at Museum Dental Suites is here to provide expert care that leaves you feeling confident and with a smile you’ll love to show off.
If you have any questions about mercury-free dentistry, or would like to discuss your dental health with one of our specialists, please get in touch on 0207 183 0886.
Highly recommend Museum Dental Suite. Their work is of the highest calibre, professional and friendly. I'm very thankful they for excellent aftercare advice and for making me relaxed and so well treated. I've recommended them to both my family and friends.
I have been undertaking a cosmetic treatment (Invisalign) for around eight months here, off the back of a recommendation of a friend who had the same treatment. The professionalism and perfectionism with which my treatment was delivered was outstanding, as was the general service and were all of the staff I encountered.
My dentist Dr. Wahab Shakir was particularly great, with a friendly, reassuring manner and an eye for detail. He always went above and beyond, without ever being asked.
I'm now almost at the end of my treatment and couldn't be more pleased with how treatment has gone. Given the service and end result I'd also consider it excellent value for money.
Keep up the good work Museum Dental Suites!
Firstly what a great dentist, all the staff were friendly and very helpful as this was my first time here.
I had called for an emergency appointment due to a sudden cracked tooth and Dr Wahab Shakir despite the end of day fast approaching (30 minutes till close) he said he would see me.
The treatment was not straight forward due to the crack but Dr Shakir after a lengthy time managed to save the tooth/restore it and prevent what I believe most dentists would have done which install a crown - Thank you!
Highly recommend this dentist and service and I am grateful for not only seeing me within an hour but also staying passed closing time and finally for doing a Stella job.
This is a top notch dentist who makes you feel at ease which for someone liked me is important. The staff are very professional, polite, courteous and friendly. Marios, my dentist is extremely patient and cares about your dental care and the service you receive. Just received my new dentures and they have been done to a very high standard and am very pleased. I have nothing but praise for the staff and the treatment/service I received.
Best dentist ever hands down. Least painful and least scary experiences here (I'm usually really scared of going to the dentist, and even find the initial anaesthetic injection painful) - they really care about the patient, and making sure you're comfortable, results are also fab. Seriously can't imagine a better dentist!
After lots of research I was very happy with the results and the service at Museum Dental. 100% I would recommend to a friend. I couldn't be more pleased.