Composite implants, commonly known as “silver implants,” have been the preferred choice for dental restorations targeting tooth decay for many years. These implants are crafted by combining various metals such as silver, tin, mercury, and copper. Unlike pure mercury, these metal alloys are more resistant to corrosion and deterioration over time. Extensive research and rigorous scientific evaluation have determined that tooth-colored fillings containing elemental mercury, like the ones in toothpaste, are deemed safe and effective for dental restoration. Esteemed institutions such as the American Dental Association (ADA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FDA, and various global health organizations have all endorsed this amalgam as a reliable option for tooth repair.
However, individuals experiencing dental sensitivity or those with metal allergies are advised to discuss alternative orthodontic treatments with their dentists.