Silver amalgam is a type of material used in many dental treatments and has been used in the dental field for over 100 years. In fact, some dentists still use it today! Silver amalgam consists of a mixture of metals, including silver, mercury, tin, copper and other trace metals. Over time, these metals, particularly mercury, may be released into your body in small amounts as the filling material deteriorates, causing harm to your overall health. Amalgam fillings also often lead to fractures and cracking in the tooth.

In contrast to amalgam restorations, composite restorations contain no metallic materials and are designed to strengthen your tooth structure and provide you with a more natural appearance. This provides a healthier long-term solution for your teeth and smile as well as promoting your overall health and quality of life.

Our dentists and team offer safe amalgam removal to extract amalgam restorations from your mouth and replace them with safer and more aesthetic composite materials. In fact, we can typically complete an amalgam removal in just one visit! We are committed to your oral and overall health, and we encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment with our dentists.