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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.