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There are several reasons a patient may choose to have their amalgam filling removed and replaced. Some are concerned about the aesthetics of the silver filling and wish to have a tooth-colored composite filling. Others are concerned with the mercury content of amalgam fillings. Then there are some that must be replaced due to damage or degradation.
Regardless of the reason, it’s important to seek a practitioner who is experienced in mercury safe removal techniques. If you are in the Burr Ridge, IL area, Dr. Janet Stopka has years of experience safely removing amalgam fillings.
Dr. Stopka’s practice focuses on the impact of dental materials on the entire body. Dr. Stopka’s practice is metal-free. She is well versed in the potentially harmful effects of mercury on the body, and has received training on following proper protocols for safe amalgam removal. Many patients in Burr Ridge, IL turn to Dr. Stopka when making the decision to have their amalgam fillings replaced.
When having your amalgam filling removed by Dr. Stopka, precautions are taken to minimize patient and staff exposure. These precautions include (but are not limited to):
Once the amalgam filling is safely removed, it can be replaced with a safe alternative. Metal-free options such as composite resin are tooth colored so that they blend in seamlessly. These fillings are applied directly to the tooth and do not expand or contract with temperature change which protects the tooth and filling from potential cracking.
Regardless of your motivation for having your amalgam filling safely removed, Dr. Stopka’s team can help. During your initial visit we can discuss your concerns along with what to expect during the removal process. If you are in the Burr Ridge, IL area, call us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about safe mercury removal.
With over two decades of experience, Dr. Janet S. Stopka is a driven, passionate and renowned professional in the field of dentistry. Her ability to provide patient-centered care and insistence on healthy biological dentistry has created an environment of trust and comfort amongst herself and her patients.
Whilst being a patient-oriented expert, she is also a strong advocate of mercury safe dentistry and invests in the latest technological equipment to assist and reduce risk during complicated dental procedures.
She is also a progressive and keen member of the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology).