An amalgam filling is composed of metal and mercury and is used to fill a cavity. While this type of filling is very durable, effective, and inexpensive many patients are concerned about mercury contamination from amalgam fillings.
At Colorado Wellness Dentistry, we have a better alternative, i.e., tooth-colored fillings. These dental fillings are either made of composite resin, zirconium, or porcelain and can blend easily with the color of your natural teeth. Composite resin can also remove any potential hazards that coincide with amalgam fillings.
If you wish to get your amalgam fillings removed and replaced, then you are in the right place. Our dentists offer safe amalgam removal with a composite replacement.
What is the procedure involved?
At first, our dentist will examine your mouth and take X-rays. He may also recommend a few tests to measure toxicity, sensitivity, etc. During the procedure, you will be protected from any mercury vapors created with the use of a dental dam, a specialized mercury air filter, and supplemental oxygen.
After removing the amalgam, our dentist will fill the space using a tooth-colored composite and harden it with a curing light. The material will then be shaped and polished to fit the tooth properly.
Will the procedure hurt?
No, a local anesthetic will be given to numb you during the procedure. If you have high dental anxiety, we offer comfort options to put you at ease during your appointment. You can discuss this more with our team before or during your visit to our practice.
For more information, please call us at 303-798-1068 or schedule an appointment online, and our highly skilled team would be happy to assist you.