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White Fillings & Amalgam Removal

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White fillings

The material we use are synthetic based with nano technology micro fillers to improve the aesthetics and final look and strength of the filling.
All white fillings are lined and sealed to increase longivety.

White fillings can be used to replace amalgam fillings, to provide single veneers, cosmetic contouring (improve the shape) of a tooth, to cover exposed root surface and aid in treatment of cracked teeth.

White fillings are bonded to your tooth and typically last three to five years before they need repair.

Your dentist may advise you on an inlay/onlay if stronger and tooth coloured it acts where support is necessary in the posteror part of your mouth – particularly if you grind your teeth (Bruxist).

Removal of Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam consists of various metals, one of which is known to be toxic- Mercury.

The removal of these old fillings can produce aerosols of mercury. At Longwood House we have ensured safe removal and disposal by

  • Providing high suction outlet unit
  • Use of protective masks and goggles for patients – Metal Chelation Therapy
  • Disposal of metal amalgam separate from common waste


Metal Chelation Therapy

The use of an oral tablet prior to having your amalgam fillings removed reduces the chances of any contaminating your blood. Alternatively if you are planning to have more than five restorations removed it is advisable that you visit our general practitioner Dr Anina Chapman who will assess you for the IV Metal Chelating Therapy.

If you are concerned about your old fillings please call for an appointment wih Dr Ahmed, she will be able to discuss with you if there is a risk of toxicity.

Last updated: October 16, 2017, 12:55:24 PM

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