18925 Base Camp Road Monument, CO 80132

Amalgam Removal

Our skilled dentist and team offer amalgam removal to remove your old silver fillings as safely as possible. Once your previous fillings have been removed, we can then provide you with a composite filling or other restoration to give you back a healthy mouth and smile. Call Mountain Wellness Dentistry at 719-488-2375 to learn more about amalgam removal in Monument, Colorado, and schedule your appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Yelle.

Dental amalgam is composed of a mixture of metals, including silver, mercury, tin, copper and other trace metals. Amalgam has been used in dental fillings for over 100 years, and some dentists still use it today. Mercury may be harmful to your overall health and is released into your body in small amounts through amalgam fillings. Composite fillings, on the other hand, are free of mercury. Furthermore, amalgam fillings often eventually lead to tooth fractures and cracks, while composite restorations can actually help to strengthen the tooth structure. Composite dental fillings are also a more aesthetic choice for your smile: while amalgam dental fillings are silver in color, composite fillings are tooth colored and can be matched to blend in with your smile’s natural appearance.

At our office, we do not use any materials or products that contain mercury. We are dedicated to your health and are happy to answer any questions you may have about amalgam and mercury.

Our dentist and team have been trained in safe dental amalgam removal, and we can often complete this treatment in a single comfortable visit to our office. For more information about amalgam removal and the benefits of mercury-free dentistry, we invite you to call or visit us today. We are always happy to answer your questions!

What is Biological or holistic dentistry?

Holistic dentistry emphasizes an approach to dental care that considers your dental health in the context of your overall health and well-being. Also known as biological dentistry, biocompatible dentistry or alternative dentistry, it focuses on promoting your overall health and wellness.

Dentists who practice holistic dentistry work to ensure that each treatment they provide is safe and has a positive impact on your overall well-being. Holistic dental care may involve:

  • Amalgam removal to get rid of silver fillings that contain mercury
  • BPA-free dentistry — bisphenol A can lead to the localized destruction of hard dental tissues and should be avoided
  • Digital X-rays, which produce up to 90% less radiation than standard X-rays
  • Metal-free dentistry — only composite, porcelain, ceramic or other nonmetallic materials are used to provide your fillings, crowns and other restorations
  • Chemical-free sterilization systems
  • And much more!

Each treatment is designed to be biocompatible and minimally invasive, meaning that your treatment will work with your body to produce the best results and speed your healing time. The goal of holistic dentistry is to limit your body’s encounters with toxins and promote a positive relationship between your oral and overall health.

For more information about holistic dentistry and to make your appointment with our dentist, please call our office today.

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