Written by Cosmetic Dentistry Guide Tuesday, 07 December 2010 15:53
The long-debated subject of the safety of mercury fillings has resurfaced in several areas in the United States and the US Food and Drug Administration is now conducting further investigations into amalgam fillings.
Mercury fillings have been used for hundreds of years. However, they are becoming less common, as an increasing number of people choose to have natural-looking, tooth-colored fillings made of composite materials and ceramics.
For many years, concerns over the safety of metal amalgam fillings have been raised, with many people suggesting that the fillings contribute to a range of health problems and harm the environment, once they have been taken out.