Dental amalgam is a material that has been used as dental filling for cavities for approximately 150 years. It has been used in literally millions of patients, all around the globe.
Amalgam is comprised of a number of different metals, from mercury and tin to silver and copper. However, the largest ingredient by weight is mercury, which is approximately 50% of all amalgam. This type of filling is often referred to as ‘silver fillings’ because of their appearance.
Our Safe Amalgam Filling Removal Services
One of the main holistic dentistry services that we provide is the safe removal of mercury amalgam (such as that found in old silver metal fillings). We perform this procedure with the utmost care to minimise the risk of you swallowing toxic debris. Proper isolation and high volume suction are critical. So, we use a rubber dam to protect you, and to improve the bond of the new restoration.
Once all mercury is safely removed, the debris must then be properly disposed. Here at dhealth, we take environmental considerations seriously. So we’ve made sure our disposal methods are as safe as possible. Our unique suction system separates 99% of the amalgam, trapping it in a special filter, before the waste fluid reaches the drain. This new standard of environmental care for dentists (with which dhealth Dentistry is already compliant) eradicates mercury contamination of water, and will soon become law for all Australian dental practices.
Why Remove Your Amalgam Fillings?
- Holistic dental care detects symptoms of potential problems early on. This allows our team of specialists to address issues before they escalate, causing more serious oral and overall health concerns.
- Removing amalgam fillings also removes a number of toxic substances from your body, ensuring your overall health and wellbeing. For instance, we use only BPA-free fillings. BPA is a harmful chemical found in many types of plastic, which causes negative health impacts.
- By it’s very nature, the removal of amalgam fillings will improve your overall quality of life, and general health and wellbeing.
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