At Westboro Station Dental, we use white composite fillings 99%+ of the time since we prefer bonded restorations. In some rare cases, white composite filling can’t be placed, we may advise an amalgam filling or an alternative restoration. Amalgam fillings are not toxic and are endorsed by the Canadian Dental Association. Only very minute, trace amounts of organic mercury are released from biting a tooth with an amalgam and this amount is insignificant compared to the mercury levels from eating certain fish.

Have questions about amalgam fillings? Contact Westboro Station Dental today at 613-728-8988 to schedule a consultation.