Amalgam Removal

Amalgam Removal

Amalgam fillings are silver in color and are composed of a mixture of metals, including silver, tin, copper, and mercury. Mercury makes up about 50 percent of the filling, with the other metals making up the other 50 percent. Holistic dentists view mercury as a neurotoxin, which can adversely affect our health. So, at our dental office, we only offer amalgam-free dental fillings. Besides, we also offer safe amalgam removal services.

Benefits of Amalgam Removal

There are a variety of reasons why you should remove amalgam fillings from your mouth.

  • Reduced risk of mercury exposure.

Mercury exposure from amalgam fillings can cause a number of health issues, including neurological damage. By removing the fillings and replacing them with more safe materials, you can reduce your risk of mercury exposure.

  • Improved oral aesthetics.

Removing amalgam fillings from your teeth and replacing them with tooth-colored, natural-looking composites can dramatically improve your smile and offer a more pleasing aesthetic to your teeth.

Amalgam Removal Procedure 

When it's time to get rid of your silver fillings, your dentist will seat you in the dental chair and place a protective barrier over your gums. He or she will apply a local anesthetic to your gums, creating a numb sensation. Then, he or she will remove the amalgam fillings by sectioning them into chunks using a small diameter carbide drill.

How Is The Tooth Restored After Amalgam Removal?

Once all the amalgam fillings have been safely removed, the teeth will be thoroughly cleaned and carefully examined. The teeth will be examined for fractures, and any teeth that are fractured will need additional treatment. Then, as a replacement for the amalgam fillings, your dentist will place tooth-colored composite resin material to offer a natural look.

What's Next After Amalgam Removal?

Patients should, first and foremost, continue to practice good oral care. This includes brushing and flossing twice a day, as well as visiting their dentist every six months for checkups.

It's possible for some patients to experience sensitivity or tooth pain following their procedure, though it typically goes away within a few days. Still, it's important for patients to contact their dentist as soon as possible if they notice any ongoing pain or sensitivity.

At Seattle Dental Care, our holistic dental team ensures to provide each of our patients with a positive and relaxing experience. If you're ready to experience the best dental care, please contact dentist Seattle WA at (206) 728-1330 or visit us at 2107 Elliott Ave Ste 210, Seattle, WA 98121. We will be happy to guide you further.