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Amalgam restoration

Amalgam remediation

Amalgam fillings contribute to the heavy metal burden of the body. Certainly, not every patient has to become ill due to amalgam fillings. Nevertheless, amalgam poisoning can cause or intensify the following symptoms, for example: Headaches, migraines, chronic fatigue, dizziness, depression, irritability, muscle tremors, allergies or digestive disorders. To play it safe for our patients, we do not use amalgam in our practice. Instead, we use tried and tested materials that have been tested for their compatibility. If you are constantly suffering from complaints and symptoms, the cause of which has not yet been identified, you can take a test to find out whether you have been exposed to heavy metals. In this case, it may help to remove the amalgam and replace it with materials that are compatible with your body.

Removing amalgam can relieve symptoms

If you are constantly suffering from the symptoms described above and a cause has not yet been identified, you can test yourself to see if you have heavy metal exposure. In this case, it may help to remove the amalgam and replace it with materials that are compatible with your body.

Other disadvantages of an amalgam filling

Amalgam has to be disposed of in German dental practices as special waste at a high cost and expense,as the material contains a high proportion of mercury. Mercury is a toxic heavy metal.
Another disadvantage of amalgam is that the aesthetics of the fillings are detrimental: since the heavy metal oxidises on the surface, amalgam fillings always take on a dark grey colour over time.
In many countries, such as Sweden, the USA, Japan and Switzerland, amalgam is banned. For these reasons, we have not used amalgam in our practicefor years, but instead place composite dental fillings.
Another problem of amalgam fillings is the so-called infraction or fracture. An infraction is an incomplete fracture of a tooth. Old amalgam fillings can, under certain circumstances, cause cracks in the underlying tooth substance and literally crack the tooth. These cracks are due to the expansion behaviour of amalgam either during setting or due to corrosion that can happen after years in the marginal gap area. The amalgam fillings are subject to permanent expansion in the moist oral cavity - that is, they "grow" in the tooth.

As you can see, there are many good reasons for carrying out amalgam rehabilitation or rejection if you still have old fillings. We will be happy to advise you personally on this subject in our dental practice in Berlin Mitte..


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