At The Bespoke Dentist, we have a special interest in the removal of dental amalgam fillings. Dental amalgams, commonly known as silver fillings, have served patients for over a century. Comprising a mix of mercury, silver, tin, and copper, they have been a staple in dental care.
No matter what the reason for getting mercury fillings removed Dr. Sutcliffe and his staff at The Bespoke Dentist can help.
Safety and patient comfort are our foremost priorities. We employ stringent measures, including rubber dams, high-speed suction, external air sources, ensuring minimising exposure. At The Bespoke Dentist we believe if amalgam removal needs to be done, it needs to be done in the safest possible environment.
Amalgam fillings are about 50% mercury. The fillings also contain 20% silver, 14% tin, and 8% copper, with other metals making up the balance.
We know mercury vapour comes off these fillings during normal function and in grinding. We therefore know a vapour of mercury is created in the mouth. We however don’t have enough research to know exactly the affect this vapour has on our bodies. This is where the problem arises. If they are to be removed it needs to be done as safely as possible.
After safely removing the amalgam filling, it is crucial to replace it with biocompatible alternatives such as BPA-free composites and ceramics for a healthier choice.
Post-removal and refilling, regular check-ups are advised to monitor the new filling's adaptation and to ensure ongoing oral health. We are dedicated to ensuring that, regardless of your choice, your smile remains both functional and visually pleasing.
The first purely ceramic-based restorative material. Contains no classic monomers. Thanks to the most innovative ORMOCER technology by far the lowest polymerisation shrinkage.
Inert, so excellently biocompatible and extremely resistant to discolouration.
Inlays/Onlays are computer designed and made for a precision fit! They are stronger than composites, lasting longer and are used when the cavity is too big for a composite.
When removing amalgam restorations, it is important to use Tungsten Carbide Burs as they section the amalgam restoration into large pieces that can be easily removed as opposed to Diamond Burs. Diamond Burs make a slurry that is very difficult to remove easily and is more uncomfortable to aspirate.
Dr. Sutcliffe has dedicated over 18 years to lecturing on Amalgam Removal and Holistic Dentistry to fellow dentists and health professionals. His experience and expertise make him the ideal choice for your amalgam removal needs. Recently, Dr. Sutcliffe has taken on a mentoring role with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) to guide other dentists in the proper techniques of amalgam removal. He has also initiated a series of podcasts focusing on amalgam removal and holistic dentistry. Furthermore, Dr. Sutcliffe proudly holds certification from the IAOMT and is an active member of the British Society for Mercury Free Dentistry.
I had a great experience, Daniel removed my Amalgam filling on the same appointment on one great visit and it all happened professionally in was over in hardly anytime at all with a medium amalgam being removed. I felt at home and and Daniel was there to answer many of questions I had about mixing the holistic approach with what he has noticed in his experience and his honest opinions, also the was there to give me a general check up as well and things that might be worth checking with current dentist. Would love to head back to see Daniel again is anything else pops up. Would highly recommend him for Amalgam as he does so many on a weekly basis and has done for numerous years, so you are definitely in the right hands
If you’re looking for an unforgettably brilliant and pain free experience then you’ve found your dental practice. I had 4 large amalgams removed in quick time and pain free. It was a complicated process made easy! Thank you to the entire team for giving me the faith that miracles do happen. I have suffered with dental phobia my entire life and now I can’t wait to see you again. I wouldn’t go anywhere else ever again. No matter where I am in the world.
The best dentist I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. Daniel is warm, friendly and very knowledgeable. He is extremely patient and was happy to answer all my questions and put my mind at ease. He was able to quickly establish and identify a condition I had which none of my previous dentists had ever picked up on and recommended a fix. The work I had done was completely painless and I can’t believe how at ease and calm I was, all thanks to Daniel and his lovely assistant. I would recommend him a thousand times over.
The procedure involves safely drilling out the amalgam under protective measures, such as using a rubber dam and high-speed suction, to minimise mercury vapour exposure.
Just like when getting a filling, local anaesthesia is used to numb the area, making the process comfortable for the patient.
The duration depends on the size and number of fillings being removed. A single filling might take about 30 minutes, but multiple fillings could require separate visits.
Some patients may experience temporary sensitivity in the treated tooth. It's essential to follow post-care instructions provided by the dentist.
Yes! We are located in London but we commonly see patients from all over the UK and places such as Dubai, Germany and other countries in Europe
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