Langley Amalgam Removal

If you have old amalgam (mercury) fillings that need removal, trust Sage Dental.

Our skilled team uses safe protocols to protect your health during the removal process. We then replace the old filling with a tooth-coloured restoration for a natural appearance.

Ensure your smile is in good hands by scheduling your amalgam removal with us.

Mercury Filling Removal and Amalgam Removal in Langley

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    Safe Amalgam Removal at Sage Dental

    What is Dental Amalgam?

    Dental amalgam, you've probably heard the term, but what exactly is it? Quite simply, amalgam is a blend of metals, commonly used to fill cavities in dentistry. For many of our patients, these metal or amalgam fillings are remnants from previous dental visits. The mixture of metals is robust and long-lasting, designed to weather the wear and tear of daily life.

    The Controversy Around Amalgam

    Health Concerns

    Despite its longevity in dentistry, amalgam fillings have sparked controversy. Why?

    The core of the issue lies in one of the metals in the mix - mercury. While it helps make the amalgam pliable, mercury is a known toxin, and these fillings slowly release mercury vapour into your body during regular dental care like brushing.

    Environmental Concerns

    Besides personal health, there are environmental implications to consider.

    The mercury present in amalgam fillings can enter our water systems during the filling or removal process, potentially causing harm to wildlife and ecosystems.

    The Process of Amalgam Removal

    Preparing for the Procedure

    At Sage Dental, your safety is our top priority. Prior to amalgam removal, we take steps to minimize your exposure to mercury.

    We offer a thorough consultation and detailed health assessment to ensure you're a suitable candidate for the procedure.

    The Removal Procedure

    Safety Measures During Removal

    When it's time to remove your amalgam filling, our team uses safe and healthy removal methods, including a rubber dam and high-volume suction to capture mercury vapours, ensuring minimal exposure for both you and your dentist.

    Post-Removal Care

    Once your filling is successfully removed, we'll guide you through post-care steps and offer replacement options that meet both your dental health and aesthetic needs.

    Patients Also Ask Us

    Is it safe to have amalgam fillings removed?

    At Sage Dental, we prioritize your safety by using specific protocols and advanced equipment to ensure safe amalgam removal.

    What alternatives exist for amalgam fillings?

    There are several alternatives to amalgam fillings, including composite resin fillings, ceramic fillings, and gold fillings. Your dentist will help determine the best choice for you based on your dental health, aesthetic preferences, and budget.

    Can I keep my amalgam fillings if they are not causing any problems?

    Yes, you can. However, it is essential to understand the potential long-term health implications associated with mercury exposure from amalgam fillings. We recommend a consultation to discuss your specific circumstances.

    How long does amalgam removal take?

    The duration of the removal procedure depends on several factors, including the number and size of amalgam fillings. Typically, it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour per filling.

    Remove Your Amalgam Today!

    Join us at Sage Dental, where we combine a wealth of experience with modern practices to ensure your dental health and overall wellbeing.

    Our amalgam removal process is safe, effective, and carried out by skilled professionals dedicated to providing a stellar patient experience.

    Refresh your smile and breathe easy knowing your health is in good hands with Sage Dental.

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    Meet Our Langley Dentists

    Dentist

    Dr. Shafiq Kara

    Dr. Shafiq Kara is well known for his work in maintaining and creating healthy functional smiles for patients of all ages. Dr. Kara graduated as the valedictorian from the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Dentistry in 2004. Since then, he has spent countless hours travelling across the world to learn from the best cosmetic, restorative and specialist dentists, serving Langley and lower mainland families. He has been the team dentist of the Vancouver Giants since 2017 and founded the original Mothers day Smile Makeover. Outside of dentistry, he enjoys skiing, golfing, and traveling with his family.

    Dentist

    Dr. Aarman Rahim

    Dr. Aarman Rahim was born and raised in the Tri – Cities. Dr. Rahim received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Sydney. Previously, he studied at Simon Fraser University where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Health Science and a Certificate in Liberal Arts. Dr. Rahim is dedicated to educating and providing his patients with the latest evidence-based treatment, in an efficient and comfortable setting. He is highly proficient, and detail orientated which has led to comfortable and satisfied patient experiences. When not in the clinic, Dr. Rahim enjoys spending his time outdoors hiking the beautiful terrain British Columbia has to offer as well as making music.

    Dentist

    Dr. Miriam Berlin

    Dr. Miriam Berlin received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University. She graduated with a concentration in aesthetic dentistry and was inducted into Omnicron Kappa Upsilon, an exclusive national dental honor society for being in the top 7% of her graduating class. Previously, she studied at University of British Columbia where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Berlin is passionate about providing exceptional patient care that is not only functional but aesthetic as well. She is personable, empathetic, detail oriented and gentle and has built long lasting relationships with many of her patients. She is devoted to improving herself by taking continuing education courses in all aspects of the field. She is an active member of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Spear Education, Canadian Dental Association, American Dental Association, and British Columbia Dental Association. She speaks English, Russian, and Hebrew. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as biking, skiing, and exploring beautiful British Columbia.

    Dentist

    Dr. Rabia Gill

    Dr. Rabia Gill earned her DMD at University of British Columbia after first completing her BDS at Manipal University in India. She is a registered dentist with the Canadian Dental Association and BC Dental Association. She is excited to join the team at Sage Dental and North Langley Dental. Apart from multiple CE courses taken over the years, she is currently pursuing graduation from world renowned Kois Centre in Seattle to further her skills. She is also a certified provider of Invisalign and Botox. She aspires to make all dentistry from simple fillings and cleanings to endodontics and orthodontics to be more predictable and comfortable for her patients. In the life left over, she loves traveling with her husband and her 10 year old son. She loves movies, shows and all the latest pop culture. She tinkers around with digital animation and buys way too many art books. She is the slowest runner in her run club but she hopes to run a half marathon one day!

    No Longer Practicing

    Dr. Maria Tugbang

    Dr. Maria Tugbang was one of the leading cosmetic dentists in Langley. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the university of British Columbia. Dr. Tugbang practiced in White Rock, BC prior to purchasing Sage Dental in 2001. In 2008 Dr. Tugbang brought Dr. Shafiq Kara into the practice. They continued their partnership until March of 2021 when Dr. Tugbang retired from dentistry.
    Dr. Shafiq Kara

    Dr. Shafiq Kara

    Dentist
    Dr. Aarman Rahim

    Dr. Aarman Rahim

    Dentist
    Dr. Miriam Berlin

    Dr. Miriam Berlin

    Dentist
    Dr. Rabia Gill

    Dr. Rabia Gill

    Dentist
    Dr. Maria Tugbang

    Dr. Maria Tugbang

    No Longer Practicing
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    Patient Reviews

    Michael KowalskiMichael Kowalski
    01:25 16 Feb 24
    Visited Dr Rahim for a second opinion on my highly rated provider. They took my fears (anxiety) and concerns (spiralling) very seriously. They took their time and did not rush and were gentle which as someone with previous childhood trauma means the world who as a grown man would cry and shake at the dentist. After this experience I decided to fully change to their clinic. During a cleaning it was the same experience. I'm quite pleased with their facilities as well; they have headphones to help with the noise and their office is tidy and has state of the art technology to show you the issue in depth. Dr. Rahim always goes into detail about what causes the issue, how it can be treated through different methods and whether it's a concern or not. I appreciate his explanations.
    Lynn RoweLynn Rowe
    16:25 08 Feb 24
    Had my first visit yesterday, and right afterwards called a friend to say "I'M IN LOVE with my new dental centre!" Everyone was very kind and welcoming, very thorough and honest and open, and also reassuring that yes, I do have options to get that nice smile I've been after for so many years! I FELT HEARD! :) :) :)
    Janet LewisJanet Lewis
    01:17 02 Feb 24
    Excellent service. Thorough exams and X-rays, scaling and polish with dentist, dental technician and hygienist. Payment easy and thoughtfully explained by administration. Thank you All.
    Bernadeth Yu-AlvarezBernadeth Yu-Alvarez
    03:02 27 Jan 24
    I went there today for my annual check up and as always, staff were friendly and made me feel at home. Dr Kara is always jolly, kind, and accommodating. He explains things well and answers any questions I may have. I'm extremely satisfied with my implant, the service, and care that I've received from Dr. Kara and the staff team. I highly recommend their service!
    Stephanie LaversinStephanie Laversin
    01:09 12 Jan 24
    Achieving my goals of saving my teeth from my severe clenching and grinding. This is the result of the exceptional knowledge, skills, patience and perseverance of Dr Kara. So blessed to have such a high caliber and talented dentist !!
    Darlene AngersDarlene Angers
    16:49 16 Dec 23
    I was so happy to find Dr Kara after having his expert services 13 years ago. I am confident knowing I'm in the best care with Dr Kara & his support staff who are very considerate & knowledgeable of explaining procedures & expectations. Thank you for your expert care & I'm looking forward to completion of my new smile!
    Kathleen McMillanKathleen McMillan
    01:04 13 Dec 23
    The drs, hygienists and assistants at Sage dental are so kind and considerate. The work is always excellent as well.
    allison youngallison young
    06:24 30 Nov 23
    Staff and office is lovely! I am a new patient here and have only been in twice but I have left happy each time. I appreciate how thorough and honest they are about what is best for my teeth! I’d recommend them to anyone
    carolyn gibbscarolyn gibbs
    00:10 11 Oct 23
    This is an amazing dentist and dental hygienist. I have been going there for many years. Professional, clean and very modern practice. I would highly recommend my dentist and dental hygienist to anyone.
    colleen mcquadecolleen mcquade
    03:55 23 Sep 23
    I have been a patient of Sage Dental for about 5 years now, and have had a lot of dental work done by them,including implants.I had gone to Sage Dental with a badly fitting bridge,that was very uncomfortable to say the least. Dr Kara was able to give me implants and I can’t thank him enough. His staff are true professionals and amazing. I appreciate everything about this dentist,and especially the painless,sedation therapy I had for my extractions. I am convinced that Dr Kara is the best of the best at his job,and his staff are very professional and friendly too.I strongly recommend Sage for all dental work.
    julie mcclenahanjulie mcclenahan
    00:23 22 Aug 23
    I have very high anxiety and panic. They always make my visit calm and relaxing. Bonus, just got my crown done in one visit, no temp crown needed! Sage Dental Rocks!!
    brad wilsonbrad wilson
    01:27 25 Jul 23
    First time here at Sage Dental. The office is very modern and has the latest technology in Dental Equipment. All the staff were very friendly and informative which made me feel welcome. I have a difficult case needing many tooth extractions and was very stressed and worried when I arrived. When I left their office I was relaxed and relieved about my situation. Dr. Shafia Kara was extremely informative. He took the time to explain every issue in detail and answered all my questions. I am so glad I came to Sage Dental. I would highly recommend them for your dental needs.
    Tyler TrowbridgeTyler Trowbridge
    01:25 30 May 23
    After getting options from multiple different dentists, I ultimately went with Dr. Kara at Sage Dental and I couldn’t be happier! My Invisalign treatment went as planned and with no surprises. I enjoy going to Sage Dental and find that the dental assistant Taeya was comforting and very supportive along my 2 year Invisalign journey. I was recommended to Sage Dental by a friend and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to my friends and family! 5 stars!
    Cassandra DienoCassandra Dieno
    02:22 28 Apr 23
    With previous bad experiences at other Dentists and high anxiety going to Dental Offices. My first visit to Sage was absolutely amazing. I felt relaxed, well cared for and every step and process was well explained to me. From the front of house staff, the hygienists and the Doctors. Everyone I dealt with was so kind and understanding of my fears.I will be back again
    RTC Container SalesRTC Container Sales
    20:47 20 Apr 23
    Always available, love the way the office communicates with text messages. Flexible is the most important to me and they always try to fit my son in for adjustments on his braces when its urgent.Stuff and front desk super nice. They try their best always.Thank youAneta
    Rich WangRich Wang
    02:00 03 Apr 23
    I've been with Sage for over 10 years now and highly recommend them for any of your dental needs. They've taken great care of me from fillings, cleanings, adult Invisalign and toothy emergencies. I trust them for the best advice and care. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    Shane WindjackShane Windjack
    07:07 22 Feb 23
    I have been a patient of Dr. Kara at Sage Dental for over 10 years, and I cannot say enough good things about this dental practice. Dr. Kara and his team provide exceptional care and have always gone above and beyond to ensure that my family and I receive the best possible dental treatment.From routine cleanings to more complex procedures, Dr. Kara and his team have always made my family and I feel comfortable and at ease. They take the time to explain every step of the process and answer any questions we have. The office is always clean and inviting, and the front desk staff are friendly and professional.I highly recommend Sage Dental to anyone looking for a dental practice so passionate about providing such exceptional, family-oriented care.Thank you Dr. Kara and Sage Dental!
    Nadine HNadine H
    05:37 18 Feb 23
    Dr. Rahim at Sage is one of the best dentists I have seen. He is very professional, calming and explains everything clearly. The staff is really kind, knowledgeable and helpful.
    Simran BrarSimran Brar
    02:21 03 Dec 22
    I would highly recommend Dr. Berlin for her expertise. Previous to becoming a patient at Sage dental I went to the same dentist for many years. Dr. Berlin and her hygienist are absolutely phenomenal and provide the best possible care. I will definitely be recommending Sage dental to my family and friends.
    Malik TalibMalik Talib
    00:21 05 Oct 22
    The team at Sage lead by Dr Kara are the best and most gentle I’ve ever experienced. And they are always smiling - you even feel their smiles through their masks. Five star service by a five star team!!
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