There are several reasons patients request amalgam filling removal. They range from cosmetic to health reasons. When patients want the silver fillings removed and disposed of safely, they can visit Social Circle Dental. With Dr. Jones, they are in skilled and gentle hands for every step of the procedure. Dr. Jones will explain the reasons patients ask him to remove amalgam fillings.
Why patients want amalgam fillings removed
Tooth damage and esthetics are common reasons patients ask Dr. Jones to remove amalgam fillings. Since amalgam is composed of about half mercury and other metals, Dr. Jones will safely remove and replace them with biocompatible materials. Constant chewing adds pressure to the teeth. Habits such as grinding and clenching the teeth can wear them down. Eventually, the teeth may chip and crack. If the teeth become damaged, Dr. Jones can restore them before other issues develop. Patients also turn to Dr. Jones for cosmetic reasons. The silver appearance of the fillings may be bothersome when smiling.
Where patients can count on safe dental care
Dr. Jones operates a mercury free and mercury safe dental practice, which means he keeps the potential danger of amalgam out of his office and has the training to remove safely and dispose of amalgam. He has training from the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, which includes following a strict protocol for the safe removal and disposal of amalgam. The removal of an amalgam filling involves taking many measures to protect the patient, dentist, and staff. We wear protective garments and non-latex gloves during the procedure. A rubber dam or a similar material called Isolite is used to isolate the tooth. We administer oxygen through a comfortable nasal mask and utilize a high volume suction vacuum with mercury filters. We use in-office air purifiers to remove mercury particulates from the immediate environment.
Mercury can pose a danger to people as well as the environment. At Social Circle Dental, we take the appropriate precautions to ensure safe and effective amalgam filling removal. Do you want to explore the treatment? If so, call 770-464-1900 today.
Various dental procedures can restore health, beauty, and function to the smile. Many people will spend the extra time finding a dentist who practices holistic dentistry. Holistic dentists are mindful of the effects dental materials and procedures can have on the whole body. Patients in Covington, GA, and surrounding areas, have been seeing respected holistic and biological dentist Dr. Jones for years. Families often rave about his conservative dental treatments that provide beautiful results.
What you can expect at Social Circle Dental
You will visit with a highly respected dentist and dental team that provide treatments with your overall health and wellbeing in mind. Dr. Jones decided in 2002 that he would no longer place amalgams. In addition, he provides a mercury free and mercury safe dental office and practices mercury safe dentistry. As a mercury safe dentist, Dr. Jones has training from the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology and follows its strict protocol for safely removing and disposing of amalgam.
Using safe and effective dental materials
We understand you want the safest treatments for your family. Dr. Jones uses biocompatible materials such as composite resin and porcelain. Utilizing these natural-looking materials and CEREC (Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic) technology, Dr. Jones can fabricate inlays, onlays, and crowns in a single appointment. Our dental materials are safe, effective, and can ensure an excellent enhancement for any smile.
Providing the most conservative treatments
For teeth whitening, we do not provide power-bleaching procedures at our office because the chemicals can irritate the gums. We can transform dull smiles to radiant with an at-home whitening kit. We take impressions of your dental arches and use them to customize whitening trays. The trays are coupled with a gentle bleaching gel so you can gradually whiten your smile in the comfort of your home.
Dr. Jones has been transforming smiles for over 40 years. Do you want to learn more about why patients choose Social Circle Dental? Dr. Jones will be happy to talk with you during a consultation appointment. Call our team at 770-464-1900 today to schedule your appointment.
Social Circle Dental is a holistic dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures, while focusing on your overall health and well-being.