12 Nov

Opting for an Amalgam Filling in Central London

If you have been affected by any form of tooth decay in the city of London, then you would have had a filling at some point in your life. A filling will be a way of replacing any damage done to your teeth from this decay. The basic filling that you get is an amalgam one- you know, the grey looking things. Now, though this doesn’t cut it with the latest fashion of getting things that look natural, like white fillings, amalgam is very durable and strong and unlike their white counterparts, they will last you for life. However, amalgam has come in for some raw treatment of late as the main constituent of an amalgam filling is mercury, a very poisonous metal. In some countries, it has even been banned. Yet you have to wonder whether or not this is a little alarmist. There is no credible evidence to support that people die early from having amalgam fillings and if in doubt, just ask your grandparents. Yes, they do look a tad ugly by modern standards, but then that’s not their role; they are there to do a job- to ensure that your tooth decay doesn’t get out of hand, and they do the job perfectly. If you want to know more about amalgam fillings and the ‘possible’ problems they ‘may’ cause, then you should sit down with your dentist and talk it through before you make your mind up.