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Mercury Filling Removal

Metal-Free Dentistry

Mercury Filling Removal in Houston, TX

Mercury (silver) fillings have been used in dental work for generations. However, mercury fillings have long been a topic of controversy in the dental world. In recent decades, researchers have raised questions about the potential health effects of long-term mercury exposure from these types of fillings. As a result, more and more people are seeking alternatives and considering having their mercury fillings replaced.

If you’ve been feeling that it’s time for a change but feeling unsure of where to start, then you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Tasneem Mahmood of Gloss Dentistry at Greenway offers mercury filling removal in Houston, TX, and can provide an informative overview of what’s involved in the mercury filling removal process, the options available to replace them, and answers to some frequently asked questions to help you make the best decision for your oral health and peace of mind at your next dental appointment at our Upper Kirby dental office.

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The Controversy Surrounding Mercury Fillings

As with any medical treatment, it is essential for patients to be well-informed and make the decision that is best for them. Mercury fillings have long been a subject of controversy in modern medicine, and the use of mercury in dental amalgams has been a topic of debate due to concerns about the potential health risks it poses. While amalgam fillings have been the go-to material for fillings for over a century, many people have raised concerns over the potential health risks of having a filling with up to 50% mercury in one’s mouth.

While the American Dental Association®  (ADA) suggests that the amount of mercury in fillings is safe, durable, and effective, many individuals and dentists have opted for alternative filling materials to err on the side of caution. Despite the ongoing debate, the decision to use mercury fillings ultimately comes down to personal choice and consideration of the risks and benefits.

Our Safe and Effective Removal Process

At Gloss Dentistry, we understand the importance of safe and effective mercury-filling removal. That’s why our Houston dentist uses the latest technology and techniques to ensure that the process is as gentle and efficient as possible. Dr. Mahmood will carefully remove the mercury fillings, taking all necessary precautions to minimize any potential exposure to mercury and replace them with a biocompatible, tooth-colored dental filling.

Replacing with Natural-Looking Alternatives

After the removal process, we offer a range of natural-looking alternatives to replace your mercury fillings. These include tooth-colored composite fillings, porcelain inlays and onlays, and ceramic dental crowns. Not only are these options safer and more aesthetically pleasing, but they also provide better long-term durability and strength for your teeth.

Say Goodbye to Mercury Fillings in Houston, TX

At Gloss Dentistry, we pride ourselves on providing high-end care for all patients. Our Houston dental team and state-of-the-art facilities ensure that you receive the best possible treatment for your mercury filling removal. Say goodbye to dangerous fillings and hello to a healthier, more beautiful smile with our high-end removal process. Schedule your mercury filling removal in Houston, TX, today.

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Dentist Greenway Houston - Gloss Dentistry Map Location

We are conveniently located in the Greenway Plaza area off of HWY 59 and Buffalo Speedway

We serve clients from Upper Kirby, River Oaks, Midtown, West University, Bellaire, Galleria, Memorial, The Heights and even those down in Sugarland. We brighten smiles all over Greater Houston!

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3700 Buffalo Speedway, Suite #310
Houston, TX 77098

[email protected]

(713) 850-9699

Office Hours

Monday: 8 AM – 4 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM – 4 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM – 4 PM
Thursday: 8 AM – 4 PM
Friday: 8 AM – 4 PM
*Flex appointments available upon request and prepayment from 6am-6pm

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