Navigating Your Options for Amalgam Replacement

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February 12, 2024

Greetings, dear friends. In today’s discussion, we dive into the pivotal subject of restoring teeth following the removal of amalgam fillings. I am Dr. Dmitry Gorbatov, with over three decades of dedicated service in holistic and cosmetic dentistry, based in the scenic locale of Hollywood, Florida, on South Ocean Drive.

Amalgam Detox: A Holistic Approach

As proponents of holistic dentistry, our practice emphasizes the removal of mercury fillings, aiming to bolster your body’s health and fortify your immune system. The journey post-amalgam removal, however, brings forth the question: What next? The answer hinges on the extent of the original amalgam filling and the tooth’s condition thereafter.

Restoration Options Post-Amalgam Removal

  1. Direct Restorations for Conservative Amalgam Removal:
    For small, surface-level amalgam fillings, we employ direct restorations. This involves the use of a robust, glass-bonded restorative material filled incrementally to enhance strength. The material, precisely color-matched to your tooth, restores its original appearance with a glossy, enamel-like finish.
  2. Inlays for Significant Tooth Material Loss:
    In scenarios where a substantial portion of the tooth is missing post-amalgam removal, yet the remaining structure is sound and free of cracks, inlays present an ideal solution. Crafted in a lab from durable ceramic or porcelain, these inlays are bonded to your tooth, offering a strong, precise, and long-lasting restoration capable of withstanding considerable bite pressure.
  3. Crowns for Extensive Damage and Cracking:
    When amalgam removal reveals a tooth significantly compromised by cracks, opting for a crown is essential. A crown envelops the tooth entirely, safeguarding against further damage by evenly distributing bite pressure. This approach not only ensures the tooth’s longevity but also its aesthetic appeal, with ceramic crowns blending seamlessly with your natural teeth.

Your Next Steps

Facing uncertainty about how to proceed after amalgam removal? It’s crucial to select the appropriate restoration technique to maintain both the health and functionality of your tooth. At our clinic, we’re committed to guiding you through this decision-making process, ensuring the longevity of your dental health.

Reach Out for Expert Care

If amalgam-related concerns are on your mind, we invite you to contact us. Our expertise is at your disposal to identify and implement the restoration solution tailored to your specific needs.

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