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Amalgam Fillings Removal Irvine CA For many years, dentists used a common amalgam material when placing fillings on decayed teeth. This amalgam contained a mixture of different metals, including silver, tin, copper, and mercury. While these fillings were economical, and could last for many years, an increased awareness of mercury toxicity is leading more and more patients to look to dentists for the removal of amalgam fillings.

Dr. David Son is a board-certified dentist who specializes in the safe removal of amalgam fillings. He follows the latest safety protocols and will work with you to answers any concerns you have along the way.

What to Expect from Mercury Removal

Mercury is a toxic substance, but dentists like Dr. Son can remove it from your mouth safely and cheaply. Thanks to advances in the field, amalgam fillings can be replaced by durable, tooth-colored fillings. These are just as strong and long-lasting as amalgam fillings, but they are also more aesthetically pleasing, and they do not contain toxic metals.

This process is not so different from your initial filling, but due to the presence of toxic material, the removal requires your dentist follow specific safety regulations throughout the procedure. These include:
  • State-of-the-art ventilation and the removal of airborne vapor
  • A liquid metal finder is used to locate possible mercury leaks
  • An oxygen mask is worn by the patient throughout the procedure to ensure they are breathing only medical grade oxygen
  • Your care team will protective gear
These few steps will help ensure the safety of the patient, as well as Dr. Son and his team. Once your amalgam fillings have been removed and disposed of, Dr. Son will clean the area and prepare the tooth. He will then use a special tooth-colored composite resin to fill the tooth again. These are more aesthetically pleasing than traditional amalgam fillings, and can improve temperature sensitivity issues.

To learn more about the safe removal of amalgam fillings, or to talk to Dr. Son about having yours removed, call Dr. Son and his expert team at (949) 565-4929 to schedule an appointment for consultation.

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Dr. David Son

Dr. David Son - Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. David Son brings a wealth of experience gained over two decades as a top biological dentist to our practice in Irvine, CA. He is recognized as an exceptional dentist due to his expertise and qualifications, among which is training in biological dentistry from Swiss Biohealth Clinic in Switzerland: Dr. Son is one of the few dentists in California to have been trained at this prestigious biological dentistry institute. His expertise benefits patients who are seeking advanced biological dental treatments from a dentist dedicated to excellence.