This is an area of debate amongst even dentists. Fillings that contain mercury have been banned in many countries in the world, and Health Canada has issued warnings in limiting the number of mercury fillings in children and pregnant women.
As a general rule we don’t always just remove silver fillings because they are old and ugly. We only recommend replacement to white if there are signs of leakage, fracture, recurrent decay, or marginal cracks.
Silver filling changed to white.
Our office does not place any mercury fillings. We are amongst the first dentists in Steveston to place tooth-coloured fillings only.