If you’ve been watching the news lately, you may have seen some concerning reports about silver amalgam fillings. Some studies have expressed concern that silver amalgam fillings may be linked to chronic illnesses like asthma and allergies, and other medical conditions due to trace amounts of Mercury they contain.
As a result of such news stories, many consumers and dental patients are opting to have their dentists replace their older silver amalgam fillings with newer, Mercury-free composite fillings. Most modern dentists offer composites, which cost slightly more than the amalgams, but can be color-matched to patients’ teeth for an almost “invisible” appearance.
We actually do not process the silver filling due to the mercury they contain. We strongly advise clients not to melt the material and avoid buying it. Dental gold and palladium is not a problem for us to process. The price of silver continues to be strong and we pay for your dental gold based on the London Daily Fixing. In addition, if you have any unwanted equipment or apparatuses from your practice that contain silver, gold, platinum, or palladium, we can also assist with recycling those. Contact us today to learn about how we can help with all your dental precious metals refining needs.