What You Need to Know About Composite Fillings and Mercury Fillings

Every week, we get questions in our Clearwater dental office about composite fillings and mercury fillings. “Are mercury fillings safe?” our patients want to know. “What is a composite filling?” they ask.

“Our patients also ask us about removing mercury fillings,” says Dr. Jergins, of ClearWhite Dental. “Before I  remove mercury fillings and replace them with composite fillings, or resin composite fillings as they are also known, I like our patients to be informed.

“We do remove old silver mercury when we need to,” says Dr. Jergins.  “But it’s best not to remove it unless necessary, as the removal process actually releases more mercury in gaseous form than if the … Read the rest