Amalgam Fillings - A Proven Solution
Amalgam, also known as silver fillings, has been successfully used in dental restorations for over 150 years.
Amalgam fillings are excellent when additional strength is required and aesthetics is not the primary concern for the patient.
Decreasing Popularity of Amalgam Fillings
Amalgam fillings are increasingly less used as a dental filling but there are instances where amalgam is a good choice for a filling.
Despite declining interest from patients for amalgam fillings they continue to be a treatment available from dentists, due to their reliability and strength.
The use of dental amalgam has been supported by the Australian Dental Association and the National Health and Medical Research Council.
For more information on why the Australian Dental Association and other international dental agencies continue to support and sponsor the use of dental amalgam as a filling material you can download the ADA publication “Fact Sheet: Why Dentists Keep Using Amalgam Fillings”
Over the years, there has been much debate about the safety of amalgam fillings, and their potential to slowly leak mercury into the blood system, causing a variety of health concerns.
If you have any question or concerns relating to amalgam fillings, please ask one of our dental team at Dental Care Professionals.
Amalgam Filling Removal
Dental Care Professionals provide safe amalgam removal treatments, replacing old, dark amalgam fillings with natural white fillings made with composite resin.
A popular treatment option for people who have older fillings that are beginning to fail and need replacement, as well as those who are conscious of keeping a lovely natural looking smile.
Speak to us at Dental Care Professionals about your fillings.