Silver fillings are made of amalgam, which contains lead. Amalgam was once widely thought to be the best material to repair teeth. However, in recent years most dentists have begun using tooth colored composite material for fillings. Natural teeth expand and contract with temperature changes, for instance when drinking a hot or cold drink. Amalgam does not expand or contract, thus can cause micro-fractures in the amalgam-filled tooth.
These fractures can grow and become sites for bacteria to enter the tooth and cause decay. Due to the lead content and the potential tooth damage that amalgam can cause, many people opt to remove their amalgam fillings and replace them with composite fillings or porcelain crowns.
Each person’s situation is unique; we recommend that you discuss amalgam removal with your dentist before deciding.
Specializing in Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Alpha Dental Care in Calgary, AB focuses on comfort and relaxation in our spa-like setting. We will partner with you to maintain or recreate your smile and to protect your long-term dental and overall health needs. We will be with you side by side to take care of your dental care the right way and will not let you worry about the future as we will take care of you along your side. Tell us what you’d like – we’re here for you!
With over 70 combined years of Alpha experience, our eight Hygienists incorporate the latest technologies and procedures to protect your oral health and give you the smile you deserve! We do our best to ensure you with a safe and painless treatment with a very good and welcoming treatment. Our customers are our family and we want them to trust us like family and feel confident with our treatment services.
Our caring team of administration professionals will take care of your insurance paperwork electronically for you and will partner with you to meet all of your needs as you plan your dental care. We will help you with your dental needs and plan and address all treatments you need so you will not have worry in the future. You will be in good hands with us.