Upgrade Your Smile: Replace Amalgam Fillings

At Devonport Dental, we understand the importance of maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile. That’s why we offer professional and safe removal of silver fillings, also known as amalgam fillings, and provide you with modern and aesthetically pleasing alternatives. If you’re considering replacing your amalgam fillings, our experienced team is here to guide you through the process and help you achieve the smile you’ve always desired.

The Evolution of Dental Fillings: Moving Beyond Amalgam

For over 150 years, amalgam fillings have been the go-to choice for dental restorations. These silver fillings have proven to be durable and long-lasting, serving patients well throughout the years. However, with advancements in dental materials, we now have tooth-coloured options such as ceramic and composite fillings that offer improved aesthetics and biocompatibility.

Why Consider Replacing Your Amalgam Fillings?

While amalgam fillings have stood the test of time, there are several reasons why individuals choose to replace them:

  1. Tooth Structure Integrity: Over time, older amalgam fillings can lead to cracks and fractures in the surrounding tooth structure. These fissures weaken the tooth and may necessitate the need for a dental crown. By replacing amalgam fillings, we can preserve the integrity of your natural teeth and prevent further damage.
  2. Aesthetics: One common concern with amalgam fillings is their appearance. Their silver colour stands out against the natural shade of your teeth, impacting the overall aesthetics of your smile. With tooth-coloured alternatives available, many patients opt to replace their amalgam fillings to enhance the beauty of their teeth and achieve a seamless and natural-looking smile.
  3. Mercury Concerns: The presence of mercury in amalgam fillings has sparked debates and concerns among patients. While studies have shown that the exposure to mercury vapour during the removal process can be higher than leaving the filling in place, it is ultimately a personal choice. At Devonport Dental, we respect your decision and provide a safe environment for amalgam removal.

Safe and Responsible Removal of Amalgam Fillings

If you choose to replace your amalgam fillings, it is crucial to ensure a safe removal process. At Devonport Dental, we prioritize your health and well-being, as well as the environment. Our approach to amalgam removal involves the following precautions:

  1. Rubber Dam Placement: To minimize mercury vapour exposure, we use a rubber dam, which acts as an isolation barrier during removal. This prevents debris or vapour from entering your mouth and ensures a safer procedure.
  2. Amalgam Separation: We are committed to protecting the environment. That’s why all our vacuum pumps are equipped with amalgam separators. These devices collect and separate any amalgam particles, preventing them from entering the water system and minimizing environmental impact.

Embrace a Healthier and More Attractive Smile at Devonport Dental

If you’re ready to upgrade your smile and replace your amalgam fillings, trust the experienced team at Devonport Dental. We offer a range of tooth-coloured alternatives that are both safe and aesthetically pleasing. Our dedicated professionals will guide you through the process, ensuring your comfort and satisfaction every step of the way.

Schedule a consultation with us today and take the first step toward a healthier, more attractive smile. Let’s transform your dental fillings and enhance your oral health and well-being together.