Amalgam fillings, part silver and part mercury, are strong and have been around for decades. We know amalgam fillings can last a long time, however, this treatment does come with it’s set of problems. These problems stem from the fact you’re having part of your tooth replaced with metal. And, unlike porcelain or composite fillings, amalgam fillings require healthy as well as the decayed parts of the tooth to be removed.
Main problems which can arise from amalgam fillings:
At Advanced Dental Artistry in Perth, we feel that patients need to make their own judgement calls about whether they want amalgam fillings or not. At ADAP we prefer to use composite (or porcelain) fillings for health and aesthetic reasons.
To safely remove amalgam fillings, one of our dentists will ensure the area around the tooth is clean before placing a rubber dam and carefully removing the amalgam. Depending on the size of the filling and the health of your tooth, the replacement for an amalgam filling is either a composite filling or a porcelain restoration.
If you are unsure what the best course of action for you is, feel free to contact us today to find out more.
If you have any further questions or queries, don't hesitate to contact us.