Evolve Dentistry | Dentist in Portishead, Somerset

24 Harbour Road Portishead BS20 7AL

24 Harbour Road Portishead BS20 7AL

Amalgam Removal

A Healthier Smile Awaits – Navigating Amalgam Removal with Precision and Care

At Evolve Dentistry, we understand that each patient’s oral health journey is unique. Our commitment to providing personalised and comprehensive dental care is exemplified by our approach to amalgam removal. While we recognise the safety and efficacy of dental amalgam, we respect our patients’ choices. In this blog post, we’ll explore what to expect during amalgam removal when a patient specifically requests it.

The Importance of Patient Choice:

Dental amalgam, a mixture of metals including silver, mercury, tin, and copper, has been a staple in dentistry for decades due to its durability and cost-effectiveness. However, we acknowledge that some patients may have concerns about the mercury content in amalgam fillings.

At Evolve Dentistry, we firmly believe in informed decision-making, and we respect our patients’ autonomy in choosing the dental treatments that align with their values and preferences.

Our Approach to Amalgam Removal:

Thorough Consultation

Before embarking on any dental procedure, we conduct a comprehensive consultation with our patients. This discussion involves understanding their concerns, explaining the risks and benefits of amalgam removal, and addressing any questions they may have. We prioritise open communication to ensure our patients feel confident and informed about their choices.

Patient-centered Care:

A meticulous protocol is followed if a patients requests it. We take into account individual health considerations and tailor the removal process to each patient’s specific needs.

Safety Protocols:

We  adhere to the highest safety standards during amalgam removal. We utilise specialised equipment, including rubber dam isolation, oxygen for the patient to breath during the removal and  high-volume suction, to minimise mercury exposure and protect both the patient and dental team. Our team is well-trained in these protocols, ensuring a safe and controlled environment throughout the procedure.

Mercury Vapour Filtration:

To further enhance safety, we have invested in advanced air purification systems designed to capture and filter any mercury vapour released during the removal process. This commitment to air quality ensures a clean and secure environment for everyone involved.

Biocompatible Alternatives:

Post-amalgam removal, we discuss with our patients the various biocompatible and aesthetically pleasing alternatives for dental restorations, such as composite resin or porcelain. These materials offer excellent durability and can be colour-matched to seamlessly blend with natural teeth.

At Evolve Dentistry, our mission is to provide exceptional dental care that respects individual choices and promotes overall well-being. If you choose to explore amalgam removal, rest assured that we will guide you through the process with utmost care and attention to your unique needs. A healthier smile awaits, and we are here to support you on your journey to optimal oral health.

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24 Harbour Road Portishead BS20 7AL


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