Mercury Amalgam Removal

Some amalgam fillings can spread mercury to the body, especially if the filling is damaged. If decay creates a small pocket around your filling, then food can become trapped and advance bacterial activity. Composite fillings and porcelain restorations can serve patients better over the long run. We can remove your old amalgam filling safely utilizing our special vapor removal system, and replace it with a custom porcelain restoration.

The dental amalgam controversy refers to the conflicting views over the use of amalgam as a filling material mainly because it contains the element mercury. The concern centers on the health effects of toxicity or allergy which may be associated with constant mercury exposure, particularly as a potential cause of chronic illnesses, autoimmune disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, birth defects, oral lesions, and mental disorders. Scientists agree that dental amalgam fillings leach mercury into the mouth, but studies vary widely in the amount and whether such amount presents significant health risks. Currently, despite these concerns, dental amalgam is approved for use in the US and in most countries. Norway, Denmark, and Sweden are notable exceptions.

The Swedish amalgam ban is for both environmental and health issues, according to authorities. Danish officials indicate that the reason for banning amalgam is also because composites have become better, and may now be used in many more situations than a few years ago.

We use a safe amalgam removal procedure to protect you from exposure to mercury vapor during your dental appointment.

We have developed a specific program for mercury filling removal to ensure the best result for your overall health. This involves the use of a rubber dam, “Cut and Chuck” technique, high-speed vacuum suction, HEPA filter exhaust (to capture the mercury vapors) and nasal oxygen inhalers while removing these fillings.

Our holistic approach to dentistry and oral wellness ensures the health of your smile remains our top priority. Learn more about biocompatible dentistry in Honolulu by scheduling an appointment with us today.

Before:

After:

Schedule your appointment today!

(808) 946-6326

Schedule your appointment today!

(808) 946-6326

Our Location

We're conveniently located one block east of Ala Moana shopping center—no need to go through Waikiki!

Waikiki Landmark Building
1888 Kalakaua Ave.
Suite C311
Honolulu, HI 96815

Our office features ample parking and valet, as well as the Biki Bikeshare access.

5 + 8 =

In association with:

Directions Heading East

Take Punahou St. Exit, turn RIGHT and head towards South King St.

Turn LEFT on South King St

Turn RIGHT on McCully St and cross the bridge.

Turn RIGHT on Ala Wai Boulevard

The Waikiki Landmark Parking is the SECOND driveway on the LEFT.

Directions Heading West

Take King St. Exit

Travel down Beretania St. and turn LEFT on McCully St.

Drive down McCully and cross the bridge.

Turn RIGHT onto Ala Wai Blvd

The Waikiki Landmark Parking is the SECOND driveway on the LEFT.

From Ala Moana Blvd.

Traveling towards Waikiki cross over the intersection of Ala Moana Blvd and Kalalaua Ave. and turn LEFT on PAU St.

Turn LEFT on Ala Wai Blvd

The Waikiki Landmark Parking is the SECOND driveway on the LEFT.

Our Location

We're conveniently located one block east of Ala Moana shopping center—no need to go through Waikiki!

Waikiki Landmark Building
1888 Kalakaua Ave.
Suite C311
Honolulu, HI 96815

Our office features ample parking and valet in our office garage, as well as the Biki Bikeshare access.

11 + 15 =

In association with:

Directions Heading East

Take Punahou St. Exit, turn RIGHT and head towards South King St.

Turn LEFT on South King St

Turn RIGHT on McCully St and cross the bridge.

Turn RIGHT on Ala Wai Boulevard

The Waikiki Landmark Parking is the SECOND driveway on the LEFT.

Directions Heading West

Take King St. Exit

Travel down Beretania St. and turn LEFT on McCully St.

Drive down McCully and cross the bridge.

Turn RIGHT onto Ala Wai Blvd

The Waikiki Landmark Parking is the SECOND driveway on the LEFT.

From Ala Moana Blvd.

Traveling towards Waikiki cross over the intersection of Ala Moana Blvd and Kalalaua Ave. and turn LEFT on PAU St.

Turn LEFT on Ala Wai Blvd

The Waikiki Landmark Parking is the SECOND driveway on the LEFT.