Many people who are concerned about how their oral health affects their overall well-being include “mercury free” in their definition of a healthy smile. And it’s important to them to have a dentist who understands and shares their concern. Dr. Debra Gray King is a mercury-free dentist. You can be confident that she will only use porcelain or composite fillings or other all-porcelain restorations on your teeth.

What’s the Concern about Mercury?

Although they are often referred to as silver fillings, amalgam fillings contain a variety of metals, including about fifty percent mercury—actually more mercury than silver. The American Dental Association says that dental amalgam is safe, but many people are still concerned that mercury vapors may be released from the fillings when they chew.

Fillings and Restorations from a Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. King is concerned about your oral health and your overall well-being. Her advanced training and experience in cosmetic dentistry help her provide you with latest techniques, high-quality materials, and highly esthetic results—and it’s all mercury-free.

Mercury-Free Dentistry

When you have a tooth restored or filled at the Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, it won’t contain mercury.

Why we only use porcelain and composite fillings:

  • They bond to your teeth and make them stronger. Old amalgam fillings can become noticeably corroded. It is common for them to separate from your teeth, leaving them open for bacteria to grow and promote even more decay.
  • A shade of porcelain or composite is selected to match your natural teeth. People can’t tell that you have a filling when you laugh or smile.
  • Mercury-free fillings insulate your teeth, so you experience less sensitivity to cold and heat than with amalgam fillings.
  • When your tooth is prepared to fill the cavity, less healthy tooth structure has to be removed than with amalgam fillings.

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

To all of our dear patients, families and friends,

We hope that you are healthy and safe during this time. In our continued effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, we are extending our closure. In these uncertain times, we continue to keep our patients and our dental family at the heart of every decision that we make. We are consistently monitoring the evolving situation and continue to follow the guidelines of public health officials as well as our government to make these decisions.

It is our hope that we will resume our regular business hours on Monday, May 4th. If you are a patient of record and have an emergency, please do not hesitate to call us. We strive to ensure our patients are comfortable and cared for. We will be connected to the office answering all calls and texts as quickly as possible. We also have virtual consultations available at this time.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate this journey together. Have faith. Follow the recommendations of our leaders. Stay calm. Stay healthy. We are honored to be a part of your healthcare team and look forward to serving you in our normal capacity again soon. Feel free to call or text us for updates during this time. Also, don't forget to floss!

- Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry Team