Remove Amalgam Fillings Safely With Mercury Filling Removal
The decision to remove mercury fillings should never be taken lightly. If mercury fillings are removed, it is important to understand both the advantages and risks involved to help you decide whether or not removing them is your best option. At Dental by Nature in Longmont, we are proud to offer amalgam filling removal while ensuring all appropriate safety measures are taken.
Why should amalgam fillings be removed?
The mercury contained in amalgam fillings can be released into the body over time and cause neurological and health problems. Some people choose to have mercury fillings removed for aesthetic reasons. Mercury fillings can break down around the margins, creating an ideal place for bacteria to fester and cause decay. Mercury fillings may contribute to extensive cracks and fractures in the teeth which can sometimes lead to tooth loss due to infection. Amalgam and other metal fillings can be safely removed from teeth and replaced with composite resin. The procedure involves the use of special techniques to ensure minimal exposure to mercury vapor for both the patient and the dentist.
How are amalgam fillings removed?
We begin with a complete examination of your medical and dental history. Any periodontal or gum issues need to be addressed prior to the procedure. The extent of your treatment is discussed, including the depth and size of your fillings. When mercury fillings are removed, there is a possibility of mercury vapor being released. The effects of this vapor can be minimized by implementing proper safety measures. This includes the use of a dental dam and high-volume evacuation (HVE) equipment to capture mercury vapor before it is released into the air.
Who is a good candidate for amalgam filling removal?
Anyone with old, cracked, or worn-out amalgam fillings may consider having them removed before they cause more serious health and oral issues. However, it is important to understand the risks and discuss them with our dentist before deciding if mercury filling removal is right for you
If you have old amalgam fillings and want to replace them with composite fillings, contact Dental by Nature today! Our skilled and knowledgeable dentist is here to address any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure and set you on your way to a healthier more attractive smile.
Contact Dental by Nature About Amalgam Filling Removal Today!
- Prevent the long-term effects of mercury exposure
- Minimize the risk of cracks, decay, and cavities
- Avoid the onset of health issues
- Replace amalgam fillings with composite resin
- Attain a healthy new smile!