Silver Amalgam Fillings Removal
If you’d like to talk to a dentist about removing your silver amalgam fillings, click here to schedule a free dental consultation, including X-rays.
Embarrassed about the look of your teeth…with all of the silver that shows when you laugh, smile, or just open your mouth? Replacing silver amalgam fillings with natural-looking white, composite fillings is an excellent cosmetic dentistry option, one that’s a part of many smile makeovers!
For more than 150 years, silver amalgam was a common filling material! Made of silver, tin, copper, and mercury (which served to bind the metals together), amalgam proved to be a durable and strong material for fixing cavities. But amalgam fillings were never an attractive option, and some people have suffered ill effects from having these metals placed into their mouths.
For decades, dentists have been using composite fillings (also known as white fillings) as the preferred choice for filling cavities and restoring teeth, but many patients are still left with the silver amalgam from their childhood or early adult years. And the question becomes, what to do about the amalgams!
If you’d like to have some or even all of your silver amalgam fillings removed and replaced with white fillings, we invite you to come in for a free dental consultation, to talk about your options.
Some patients choose to have all their silver amalgam fillings removed at once, something which is made easier with IV sedation or oral sedation, both of which we offer. While others prefer to stagger the dental work. In general, it’s best to replace the largest silver amalgam fillings first, because they’re the ones that are the most likely to crack or fracture, to get recurring decay beneath them, and/or to cause other dental problems.
If you should have more questions about silver amalgam filling removal, or would like to schedule your free consultation, please call or e-mail the dental office near you: