We are a mercury free office. None of our restorations contain mercury or lead based chemicals. As many of you know, the use of dental amalgam (silver fillings) has recently been banned or is about to be banned in several European countries. As I understand the regulations, no new amalgam fillings can be placed. This step was taken because of concerns about mercury in the filling material. The American Dental Association’s official position on the subject is that dental amalgam is safe to use in new restorations, and that existing amalgam fillings have never been linked to any systemic health issues.