What is the cost for Azusa area patients to remove mercury fillings?
Dr. Brianne Luu sees many patients in her biocompatible dental practice located in Azusa who are interested in having a professional evaluate the materials that are in their mouths. This includes a concern for silver amalgam fillings. Silver amalgam fillings, also called metal fillings, contain approximately 50% mercury. Mercury is toxic to the human body and it should be avoided. However, many dentists over the years have been placing these fillings without advising their patients of the makeup of the material. The team at Gentle Care Dentistry believes in providing patients with materials that are healthy and safe, including composite resin.
Composite resin is safe, does not expand and contract, and can provide an aesthetic treatment as well as one that addresses the cavities of concern. This material is also used for repairing chipped and cracked teeth, as well as disguising permanent imperfections on the natural tooth enamel. Dr. Brianne Luu finds this to be the most desirable material for patients who have their mercury fillings removed.
Removal of mercury fillings and replacement with composite resin bonding is a smart choice made by many of our health-conscious patients. Dr. Brianne Luu is often asked about the cost to remove these fillings, but this will vary for a variety of reasons. The size of the filling, the number of fillings, and the difficulty of removal will all affect the quote for the removal of mercury fillings. It is best for patients to call and book a consultation appointment and evaluation to discuss the possibilities for removal and replacement and get a more accurate cost analysis for the treatment.
Dr. Brianne Luu also offers payment plans to assist in making necessary dental treatments affordable for even the tightest of budgets. She recommends visiting her facility and learning about all we have to offer, and then discuss possible financing options to help handle the costs of treatment over the course of time.