If you have a dental filling that contains amalgam, and if you need or would like it removed, Dr. Joe Jeppson can help. Our dentist and team have been trained in safe dental amalgam removal, and we can often complete this treatment in one comfortable visit to our office. For more information about amalgam removal and the benefits of mercury-free dentistry, we invite you to call Jeppson Dental at 801-356-7701 or visit us today. We are always happy to answer your questions!
When you visit Jeppson Dental to have a decayed or damaged tooth treated, our dentist may use a composite dental filling to repair the tooth and restore the health and appearance of your smile. But for the more than 100 years before composite was invented, dentists used amalgam fillings to address cavities. While few dental offices use amalgam fillings today, many people still have these types of fillings in their teeth from past dental visits.
Amalgam fillings are composed of a combination of metals, including tin, copper, silver and mercury. As time passed, more and more people became concerned about the mercury in these fillings and the potential health hazards. In addition to the risks posed by mercury, teeth that have amalgam fillings are prone to fracturing, and if the filling becomes damaged or the tooth decay returns, the entire filling will need to be replaced.
Dr. Joe Jeppson can provide you with amalgam removal in Provo, Utah. Our team is trained to safely remove your fillings entirely while protecting you from mercury vapors. Then, we can prepare your tooth for a new composite filling. If you have teeth with amalgam fillings, contact our office at 801-356-7701 for your appointment.