Amalgam Free Dentistry
Why we use safe, aesthetically-appealing white fillings…and nothing else
At HRS Dental Care here in Gloucestershire, we don’t use amalgam fillings at all. That’s because we’re convinced that traditional silver fillings (amalgam fillings) are probably the worst material available for restoring teeth in the modern dental practice!
Amalgam fillings weaken the teeth, leading to fractures within the tooth structure. In time, they are also prone to corrode and leak, staining the filling and give the tooth an unsightly black appearance.
From a health point of view, one of the principle components of amalgam composition is mercury. Overexposure to mercury can have debilitating effects on humans, and is commonly regarded as a poison.
These are just some of the reasons why HRS Dental Care moved to amalgam-free treatment in 2006. Since then all our patients have benefitted from dentistry that is not only healthy, but leaves their teeth looking good and feeling good for a very long time.
Replacing your old amalgam fillings
Our staff are experienced and qualified in safe amalgam removal and disposal, ensuring the proper safety of both our patients and staff. Everyone has been trained in procedures established by Dr Neil Harris, ensuring that only the highest standards of dentistry are delivered when completing amalgam free dentistry.