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Amalgam Filling Removal at Bald Hills Dental

The caring team at Bald Hills Dental is here to serve your needs. We provide high-quality solutions to help you reach your goals. If you have an older, silver filling that you would like removed, we are pleased to offer this service.

What Sets Us Apart

Young girl smilingAmalgam (silver) fillings have been used in dentistry for decades. The metal alloy contains a mixture of materials, including mercury. Many of our patients are choosing to have their amalgam fillings removed in order to lower potential health risks. However, not all dental practices offer mercury safe removal practices. When choosing the best dentist to remove your silver dental fillings, check for one that offers:

  • Environmentally conscious disposal, preventing soil and water contamination
  • High suction evacuation with a rubber dam, so that inhalation or ingestion is not a risk
  • Tungsten instruments that reduce the chance of mercury vapours while the filling is being removed

Metal-Free Dental Fillings

Although metal fillings are a fairly predictable restoration, the expanding and contracting of the materials — as well as the way they are wedged within tooth enamel — makes them more invasive to the surrounding enamel. Over time, the tooth can start to fracture or leak around the margin of the amalgam restoration. Instead of silver, we choose to utilise minimally invasive white restorations that bond closely with tooth enamel. This alternative creates a tighter seal with the teeth and reduces the extent of healthy tooth structure removed during treatment. Additionally, composite fillings are matched to the enamel, allowing them to blend in and essentially go unnoticed. Amalgam filling removal Bald Hills will allow you to have a restoration that is free from mercury.

Before amalgam filling removal
After amalgam filling removal

Do You Have a Cavity?

The symptoms of tooth decay range from sensitivity to visible holes or rough areas on the enamel. The only way to know for certain whether a tooth has a cavity is to arrange an exam and X-ray with our dentist to evaluate the extent of the lesion. Within a few moments, you’ll have all of the information necessary to take steps towards bettering your oral health. Contact us today to book your visit! We accept health funds and your rebate can be claimed on the spot with our HICAPS machine.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Amalgam Filling Removal Bald Hills, Strathpine, Bridgeman Downs QLD | (07) 3261 5551