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Treatments » Amalgam Removal
We treat patients from across the UK. Due to our competitive prices and Dr Sutcliffe being an expert and lecturer on amalgam removal, people often travel far to visit the practice for treatments.
All our amalgam removal treatments are completed from our dental practice in Manchester.
Prices from only £125, call 0161 834 3796 and book an appointment today. Or Book online now
- Aesthetic and Health Concerns
It is very often that patients want to replace their amalgams because of the way they look. It is also becoming increasingly common for patients to want to have their amalgams removed due to the content of these restorations. Dr Sutcliffe has worked and lectured for many years in this field with the recently retired celebrity dentist Phil Wander. www.wanderdental.co.uk. He has taken over the treatment of many of his patients. Dr Sutcliffe believes if amalgam removal needs to be done, it needs to be done in the safest possible environment.
The content of these fillings are approximately 50% mercury which is the biggest concern by most, approximately 20% silver, tin 14%,copper 8% and then other metals added to make the material up.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.The next problem with amalgam is an electrical one. Teeth can work like batteries. Metal in the mouth produces electrical fields around certain teeth which can produce many bizarre effects. This effect is hardly surprising when you consider that, with every filling in your mouth, there are two or more metals and a saltwater fluid medium (saliva). This is the battery effect. Here at Sutcliffe Dental no metals are used in filling metals or in crowns.
- Clean Up Aspirators
Dr Sutcliffe uses clean up aspirators. These aspirators fit around the tooth with an open area at the top where the operator can work through. As the decay / amalgam is removed the contents go straight up the aspirator that is surrounding the tooth. This means the amalgam restoration being removed goes into the aspirator and not all around your mouth, making it safer and more comfortable for you.
- IQAir Dental SeriesAt Sutcliffe Dental we have this for :
- Filters mercury vapour
- Helps to protect patients, dental staff and dentists from airbourne infections and pollutants.
- Helps to implement infection control measures by controlling and reducing airbourne bacteria, viruses and drill aerosols reduced exposure to disinfectant compounds Controls airbourne alllergens .
We also have the flex Vac attachment which is a flexible suction tube that captures vapour and drill aerosols right at the source.
Tungsten Carbide Burs
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.
A throat sponge simply isolates the area we are working in, to ensure that all remnants of the restoration are kept away from other areas of the mouth.
Please feel free to book an appointment.
We will give you a very balanced view and if you do decide to have your amalgams removed they will be done in the safest possible environment that todays’ Technology and procedures will allow.
Prices starting at just £125, call 0161 834 3796 to book an appointment today. Or Book online now