Jeff Amos BDS – Best Dental Clinic in Brighton has stated that there is no safe dose of mercury, and its use has been abolished completely in many EU countries.
Jeff is a member of the British Society for Mercury Free Dentistry and the IAOMT. Accordingly, he observes the recommended protocols when removing old mercury fillings and replacing them with non-toxic, tooth-coloured materials. He uses rubber dam, a separate air supply and high volume suction at all times. Of course, many patients are driven by cosmetic concerns, in which case the benefits of amalgam removal are obvious.
We prevent mercury inhalation by providing an oxygen mask
We place a rubber dam barrier around the tooth to ensure no mercury is swallowed
We remove the filling carefully to minimise mercury ‘dust’
We use powerful (‘high volume’) suction at all times
We use a ‘scavenger’ to keep the air in the surgery clean throughout
Veneers are very thin facings of porcelain that can be used to treat discoloured, worn or chipped teeth and can correct dental crookedness and spacing without the need for braces. They can also lengthen teeth, creating a beautiful smile.
Some patients have an uneven or ‘gummy’ smile, which can compromise the appearance of veneers. In such cases Jeff Amos uses a laser painlessly to sculpt the gums before fitting.