ST. PAUL, MN, December 8, 2013 – The office of the St. Paul, MN General Dentist offers mercury free dentistry to address concerns of patients about the safety of old mercury fillings. The staff is trained in specific procedures necessary to safely remove and replace mercury fillings with durable composite fillings.
“Our office has been mercury-free for 30 years”, explains Dr. Mark Malterud office. “We are dedicated to providing holistic and safe approaches to dentistry to help the patient maintain a healthy smile. Mercury in old dental fillings is a serious concern for many people worried about the adverse effects mercury may have on their overall health.”
Older dental fillings made of mercury have the potential to leak, explains the St. Paul, MN General Dentist. This is not only unhealthy but it is a concern for dental patients as the risks of mercury in fillings are coming under scrutiny by health professionals. But this leakage also allows teeth to decay and become discolored.
of the tooth. This can be painful for the patient and often results in costly and time-consuming dental treatment. It may require the patient to make several visits to the dentist for restoration of the tooth. In extreme cases the only option may be the removal of the tooth.
But advances in dental technology and materials now allow old mercury fillings to be replaced safely with durable composite materials. These fillings can be matched to the patient’s natural tooth color and are durable enough to last well beyond the average lifespan of a dental restoration.
Dr. Mark Malterud received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University Of Minnesota School Of Dentistry. Dr. Malterud is a Board Member of the Academy of General Dentistry and a founding member of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry. He is also a member of the World Congress of Minimal Invasive Dentistry and consults with various dental manufacturers on their products to continually improve the quality of dental products available to his patients.
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