Amalgam fillings are a mixture of metals, including silver, copper, tin, and about 50% mercury. They have been used for more than a century to restore damaged or decayed teeth. However, concerns have been raised about the potential health risks associated with the mercury content in amalgam fillings.
The potential health risks associated with amalgam fillings have led many people to seek their removal. Exposure to mercury vapor from amalgam fillings has been linked to a variety of health concerns, including neurological problems, immune system disorders, and allergic reactions.
In addition to the potential health risks, many patients also choose to have their amalgam fillings removed due to their unattractive appearance. Amalgam fillings are dark in color and can make your teeth look unattractive.
Our amalgam removal procedure At Chaves Dental Clinic, we follow a specific protocol to safely remove amalgam fillings and replace them with tooth-colored composite fillings. The protocol includes the following steps:
Our amalgam removal procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, and most patients experience little to no discomfort during or after the procedure. The duration of the procedure varies depending on the number of amalgam fillings that need to be replaced, but our skilled dentists work efficiently to minimize the time you spend in the chair.
At Chaves Dental Clinic, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest level of care and comfort during their dental procedures. Our skilled dentists use the latest techniques and technologies to ensure the safe and effective removal of amalgam fillings, and our tooth-colored composite fillings provide a natural-looking and long-lasting restoration.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about our amalgam removal treatments.