Written by Dentistry Today Wednesday, 09 February 2011 14:13
French dentists are starting to choose tooth-colored ceramic restorations as opposed to mercury fillings.
The dentists in France are making the switch partially because the patients prefer the tooth-colored ceramic restorations because they are not as noticeable. The dentists also are trying to limit the usage of mercury because of the recent mercury debate, though mercury is not banned in France.
Mercury, however, is banned in some European countries, including Sweden, Denmark and Germany. The usage of mercury throughout Europe is going down in countries where it is legal.