Evolve Dentistry | Dentist in Portishead, Somerset

24 Harbour Road Portishead BS20 7AL

24 Harbour Road Portishead BS20 7AL

Evolve Dentistry is a dental practice for the 21st century using the latest techniques and state of the art equipment. We believe that Evolve Dentistry offers a dental experience like no other and we want you to enjoy your visits to us.

Carol is very experienced in amalgam removal and follows strict clinical protocols to ensure the treatment is carried out safely and effectively.

We can only follow this protocol if you request it.

What is amalgam?

Amalgam is a commonly used filling material that contains an amalgamation of mercury and various other metals including zinc, silver and copper.

Why do you remove it?

At Evolve Dentistry our experience has told us that the majority of our patients are in favour of amalgam free, tooth coloured fillings. Advances in dentistry have led to improved alternative materials to amalgam, resulting in a more natural smile.

How is the amalgam removed?

Safety is our main concern when conducting dental amalgam removal. We want, at all times, to keep the exposure to amalgam to a minimum. Therefore, we follow a strict protocol that includes:

  • Active charcoal given immediately prior to amalgam removal.
  • Oxygen delivered via a nasal mask.
  • Damp gauze applied to the eyes to avoid mucosal absorption.
  • Latex free rubber dam is used to provide a physical barrier.
  • Specialist suction used around the tooth being treated.
  • The filling sectioned out in chunks.
  • Provision of general guidelines on nutritional support.

What is the amalgam replaced with?

After amalgam removal, we place a white filling, porcelain inlay or crown. This will be discussed with you during the initial consultation.

How much does it cost?

Each case is unique, and we tailor treatment plans to individual needs. After the initial consultation you will be sent an estimate in the post that will detail all costs. An up to date price list can be found on our web site.

No improvement or change in health can be guaranteed by removal of amalgam fillings.

Read a case study of Amalgam Removal from one of our patients.

For more information regarding this treatment

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Evolve Dentistry | Dentist in Portishead, Somerset

24 Harbour Road Portishead BS20 7AL

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