Silver Amalgam Filling

Silver Amalgam Filling

Silver amalgam dental filling repairs dental cavities or decays. It uses a mixture of silver, tin, copper, and elemental mercury which strengthens the tooth filling, making it stronger especially for chewing and biting. This dental filling is less expensive compared to other types of fillings and can last for many years only with proper dental care.

A silver amalgam filling surgery is considered safe for most people, especially pregnant women, and children over the age of 6.

What is the cost of a Silver Amalgam Filling?

Surgery for a silver amalgam filling in Pakistan ranges between  6000-8000 PKR. However, the cost varies depending upon the number of teeth filled and the dentist chosen for treatment.

What diagnosis leads to Silver Amalgam Filling?

Your dentist may refer to amalgam dental filling if the following diagnoses are made:

  • Dental decay or cavity

  • Fractured or chipped tooth

  • Old damaged fillings

What is the procedure for Silver Amalgam Filling?

The procedure for a silver amalgam filling involves the following steps:

  • Your dentist will begin by numbing the area around the affected tooth using local anesthesia to prevent pain during the procedure. 

  • Then, the dentist will use dental instruments to remove the decayed part of the tooth.

  • The tooth cavity will be cleaned and then shaped for filling.  

  • Then, the dentist will apply the mixture of silver amalgam into the prepared cavity and shape it to fit the tooth. Soon the material will bond to the tooth.

  • When the tooth filling hardens, your dentist will smooth and polish the surface to ensure that the filling looks natural.

This dental procedure may take 45-60 minutes and can be completed in a single visit to the dentist.

What are the risks & complications associated with Silver Amalgam Filling?

Most patients usually don't experience any post-surgical complications. However, in some cases, these complications might occur:

  • Allergic reactions

  • Tooth Sensitivity

  • Overhangs or open margins

  • Fractured tooth

  • Tooth decay 

  • Post-surgical pain

What to expect after Silver Amalgam Filling?

  • After having a silver amalgam filling, your treated tooth or entire mouth may become numb for a few hours.

  • Patients are likely to experience sensitivity to hot, cold, and sweet foods or drinks for a few days. This sensitivity diminishes immediately after the filling adjusts to the new restoration.

  • Tooth soreness is completely normal. To deal with this, alter your eating and drinking habits by avoiding hard, sticky foods for a few days

Frequently Asked Questions

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Cost varies depending on the type of surgery and locality.

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