Amalgam Filling

Amalgam Filling

Amalgam filling surgery is a dental filling procedure that uses amalgam as a filling material. It is a dental restoration procedure to repair decayed, broken, or chipped teeth. This is also known as silver filling surgery but the material comprises a mixture of metals including silver, copper, tin, and mercury (50% of amalgam weight). Amalgam filling surgery is a durable and safe procedure for children above 6 years of age and adults.

What is the cost of an amalgam filling surgery?

Amalgam filling surgery cost in Pakistan ranges between 3500-6000 PKR. The cost for amalgam teeth fillings varies depending on the number of teeth requiring the procedure.

What diagnosis leads to an amalgam filling surgery?

A dentist recommended teeth amalgam surgery;

  • A cavity in the root

  • Dental caries

  • Tooth decay (especially the back teeth)

  • Chipped-off dental enamel

  • Broken teeth

What is the procedure for an amalgam filling Surgery?

The procedure performed by a dentist during an amalgam filling surgery includes the following steps;

  • Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is applied to numb the targetted area. This helps reduce the discomfort and pain associated with the surgery.

  • Removal of decay: The dentist uses dental drills and other such instruments to remove the decay and clear the cavity for an amalgam filling.

  • Filling placement: The dentist mixes the amalgam material to prepare the filling. The filling is placed in the cavity and secured in place. It takes a while to adjust in the cavity.

  • Smoothing the teeth: The amalgam filling is polished and smoothened to make it similar to the teeth adjacent in texture and color. 

  • Final evaluation: The dentist checks your bite and teeth adjustments to confirm that the amalgam filling is placed accurately. A painkiller or ice pack can be recommended to avoid pain and swelling after the surgery.

What are the Risks & Complications Associated with an amalgam filling surgery?

Amalgam filling is usually a safe procedure but a few risks and complications associated with the surgery include;

  • Dental fractures

  • Allergic reaction due to metals

  • Toxicity associated with mercury

  • Tooth discoloration over time

  • Dental decay around or under amalgam filling

  • Contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation.

What to expect after an amalgam filling surgery?

After an amalgam filling surgery;

  • Avoid chewing and eating hard foods for at least 24 hours following the amalgam filling surgery.

  • You can feel slight discomfort or sensitivity around the treated teeth for a few days.

  • You can also feel a sharp pain when you bite down after the surgery. 

  • If you already have a metal restoration, pain can be caused by contact between the already existing metal and the amalgam filling.

  • If the swelling or irritation becomes intense, take a painkiller or apply ice packs.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Cost varies depending on the type of surgery and locality.

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