In Holistic Dentistry, there is an effort to find biocompatible materials to reduce the potential for toxicity. Silver Mercury "Amalgam" fillings are avoided due to toxicity concerns. Amalgam removal and replacement with natural-looking bonded materials is the standard.
Testing for mercury levels in the body may also be performed according to the Huggins Protocol.
BEFORE: Old Mercury fillings have cracked and leaking edges. The natural tooth structure is weakened by the"Wedge" effect of the filling on the tooth.
AFTER: New esthetic materials are strongly bonded to the tooth. The resulting restoration restores not just function and beauty, but returns most of the original strength of the tooth.