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Replace metal fillings/Amalgam

Replace metal fillings/Amalgam

Metal fillings, often referred to as amalgam fillings, have been a traditional choice for repairing dental cavities for many years. They are a mixture of metals, including mercury, silver, tin, and copper. While effective in treating tooth decay, many patients now seek alternative options due to aesthetic and safety concerns.

The Need for Replacement

Over time, metal fillings can show signs of wear and tear. They may become discolored, weaken the tooth structure, or even develop cracks. In addition, some patients are concerned about the mercury content in amalgam fillings. While the American Dental Association (ADA) deems amalgam fillings safe for most people, individuals who wish to avoid mercury exposure often choose to replace them.

Benefits of Replacing Metal Fillings

Replacing metal fillings with modern alternatives offers several benefits:

  • Aesthetics: Tooth-colored fillings (composite resin or porcelain) blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, providing a more attractive appearance.
  • Improved Durability: Modern materials are known for their strength and longevity, offering a durable solution to cavity repair.
  • Mercury-Free: Patients concerned about mercury exposure can opt for metal-free alternatives.
  • Preservation of Tooth Structure: Composite and porcelain fillings require less removal of healthy tooth structure during placement.

Types of Replacement Fillings

There are two popular alternatives for replacing metal fillings:

  • Composite Fillings: These tooth-colored fillings are made of a resin material and are known for their natural appearance and bonding strength.
  • Porcelain Fillings (Inlays/Onlays): Porcelain inlays and onlays are custom-made restorations that fit precisely into the prepared cavity, providing strength and a natural look.

The Replacement Process

The process of replacing metal fillings typically involves:

  • Evaluation: Your dentist will assess the condition of your existing fillings and discuss your options.
  • Removal: The old metal fillings are carefully removed.
  • Tooth Preparation: If necessary, your dentist will prepare the tooth for the new filling.
  • Placement: The new filling is placed and shaped to match your natural tooth.
  • Polishing: The filling is polished for a seamless finish.

Expert Care for Metal Filling Replacement

At Expert Dental, we offer professional metal filling replacement services using the latest techniques and materials. Our experienced dentists will work with you to create a treatment plan that suits your needs and preferences. Your comfort and oral health are our top priorities.

 

Recommended Dentist:

Dr. Aseel Khalaf

General Practitioner Dentist

Major:

  • Regular dental check-ups
  • Pediatric Dentistry 
  • Crown and Bridge
  • Cosmetic fillings
  • Zoom Teeth whitening
  • Replace metal fillings

Languages: Ar & En

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Dr. Dalia Elsheikh

General Practitioner Dentist

Qualified from Canada

Major:

  • Pediatric Dentistry 
  • Endodontics 
  • Crown and Bridge 
  • Regular dental check-ups
  • Cosmetic fillings
  • Teeth whitening by Zoom

Languages: Ar, En & Fr.

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