The Team at Compass Dental takes patient safety very seriously. It is our top priority, and it is in the interest of patient safety that we offer mercury-free fillings at our office. In recent years, there has been a shift away from the traditional material used for fillings, known as amalgam. This material appears silver in the tooth, and has been proven through scientific study to release minute amounts of mercury when under stress, such as during chewing. Mercury in the body can enter vital organs, the bloodstream and the placenta of a growing baby. While we recognize that most people are exposed to mercury every day through our food, water, soil and air, we think it best not to add to the problem.
Instead, we are proud to use bio-compatible alternative materials, such as composite resin and porcelain. Each patient will be given the options that work best for their particular oral health needs. If you have questions about your current fillings, or want to discuss having a cavity filled, contact the Campbell River team at Compass Dental.