Mercury in dental crowns

Is there mercury in porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns?

Jannine from San Diego, CA

Jannine,

No, you don’t have to worry about mercury being found in porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. They do contain several other metals, including nickel, which is the metal that often leads to hypersensitivity in patients. Dr. Burba prefers all-porcelain crowns, so there will be no fear of metal reactions.

The place you find mercury in dental work is in silver (amalgam) fillings. In fact they are made mostly of mercury. You can get mercury-free white fillings though, so you won’t even have to worry about mercury there either.

This blog is brought to you by Boston Mercury-free dentist Dr. Randall Burba.