Posts tagged “mercury”

A step in the right direction

March 7th, 2011

Throughout our lives, we have a tendency to come into contact and experience potential harmful situations which have the possibility to damage our health. This might range from taking part in extreme sports which put participants in situations which we weren’t designed to be in. Abseiling off a cliff? Base jumping? It all might sound like fun but do we really consider the hazards that these pursuits can create? For example, we might end the day doing daredevil pursuits alive and well but might have suffered extreme pain along the way such as hitting our mouths on a hard object that could lead to potential dental problems.

For the rest of us who wouldn’t even consider partaking in this type of event, we might encounter a number of dental problems through simply getting up and going to work. For those who do require dental treatment there are a vast and wide number of treatments which The Harley Street Dental Studio can provide for you.

More than one way to resolve your dental issues

If your teeth require fillings, the notion that they are silver in material and in colour is not your only possibility.  Through amalgam-free fillings which The Harley Street Dental Studio provide for their clients, they are not silver in colour but are in fact white which are increasingly similar to your own teeth and are not prominent when you look at them. But one other overriding factor which makes amalgam-free fillings excellent is what they are made out of.

The wonders of technology

Traditional silver fillings contain a large amount of mercury. If the filling became eroded, the mercury could enter the patients system which could have drastic effects on their health. If the filling did become corroded, there is a strong possibility that it could stain the tooth or surrounding teeth which isn’t pleasant for the patient at all. Through amalgam-free fillings, the potential harmful situations that metallic fillings hold are no more for these predicaments aren’t a possibility.

Looking for cosmetic dentistry? Talk to Harley Street Dental Studio

The Harley Street Dental Studio has a vast range of services including an oral cancer check-up examination. For more information on any aspect of cosmetic dentistry contact us on 020 7636 5981.

The future for fillings

October 18th, 2010

Let us fill you in on some news

Our teeth certainly do feel the brunt of our hectic lives at times. If they’re not being looked after via brushing them twice a day, or teeth and gums are under constant attack from smoking those cigarettes, or sugary snacks are consumed far too regularly, then it it is no surprise if your teeth suffer as a result. And then, you may be in need of fillings which, quite literally, fill the gap in the tooth itself.

Drastic actions

There are many people who are scared of a visit to the dentist, and for some this can lead to them attempting to perform dental treatment on themselves. According to a survey carried out in 2009 by the consumer magazine Which? of the 2,631 adults 8% of them admitted to having carried out this DIY dentistry. That’s an amazing 210 people, with the same number knowing others who had done this to themselves. Of these people which had been involved with carrying out self-imposed dentistry, one in four said they had used pliers to remove teeth. Even though this survey sounds a bit depressing, having showed the extent as to how far people will go to resolve their dental problems, there is a way in which we can help you.

A great idea

So, what can Harley Street Dental Studio do for you and your fillings? Unlike what has been used in previous treatments, we do not use silver fillings as they could in time leak onto the tooth itself giving it that black, stained look. Instead, we use Amalgam-free fillings. Amalgam partly consists of mercury, which carries health concerns and as such we choose not to risk this treatment on our patients. Not only do the fillings we use no longer contain these harmful elements, but the new white fillings we use also blend in with your natural tooth colour. So, unlike the silver coloured traditional ones, it looks as though you have no fillings at all.

Reasons to be cheerful

But what if you have the traditional fillings? We offer a comprehensive service in replacing them with Amalgam-free fillings which will not only remove the possibility of mercury leaking onto your teeth but our staff are trained in the removal and disposal of your old fillings and, throughout all treatment procedures, follow a stringent protocol so that the safety of both our staff and patients is protected.

Looking for cosmetic dentistry? Talk to Harley Street Dental Studio

The Harley Street Dental Studio has a vast range of services to enhance your smile. For more information on any aspect of cosmetic dentistry contact us on 020 7636 5981.

Amalgam-free dentistry

October 6th, 2010

Many people have amalgam fillings because they are the only type of filling currently available on the NHS. Amalgam fillings do the job but they can look unsightly and they are much more obvious than white fillings. At Harley Street Dental Studio, we can replace your metal amalgam fillings with discreet, natural looking white fillings.

Why choose amalgam-free fillings?

The main reason for choosing white fillings is the appearance of the filling. The dental material used to fill the cavity is tooth-coloured, meaning that the filling is invisible to other people. We are fully aware of the importance of a great looking, healthy smile and realise that some people may not be happy with the appearance of their metal fillings and the way they look when they smile. Replacing the grey metal fillings with tooth-coloured fillings will help to restore the natural appearance of the teeth and create a much more attractive looking smile.

The safer option

In the past, some people have been concerned about the safety of mercury amalgam fillings. Although numerous studies have concluded that amalgam fillings are safe, some people are wary and prefer to go for the safer, non-amalgam option.

Amalgam-free fillings are equally as effective as amalgam fillings and will help to prevent further spread of decay. The fillings are more aesthetically pleasing and will last well. Some silver fillings start to corrode over time and this can discolour the teeth and leave an unpleasant black tinge on the teeth.

We will be happy to swap your amalgam fillings for natural looking white fillings. Our dental team is highly experienced and follows strict regulations to ensure you receive the best possible standards of care in a safe and welcoming environment.

Looking for cosmetic dentistry? Talk to Harley Street Dental Studio

The Harley Street Dental Studio has a vast range of services to enhance your smile. For more information on any aspect of cosmetic dentistry contact us on 020 7636 5981.