Amalgam Removal Grand Junction

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Safe Amalgam Removal in Grand Junction, CO


An amalgam of metal and mercury used to be the only material used for filling a cavity. Amalgam fillings are very durable and effective, but there is a concern about mercury leaking out of the filling and being absorbed by the body.

A better alternative is tooth-colored fillings that are made of composite resin, zirconium, or porcelain. Tooth-colored materials blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, and the dentist can match the color for the best look. Composite resin also eliminates the potential hazards associated with mercury in amalgam fillings.

If you want to replace old amalgam fillings with tooth-colored fillings, visit Grand Dental today. Colorado dentist Dr. Eric Benefield provides safe amalgam removal. With this procedure, you are protected from exposure to toxic elements, like mercury, while the old filling is removed. The replacement filling is also biocompatible for better overall health.

How Amalgam Removal Works


Dr. Benefield first conducts a thorough evaluation of your mouth. In addition to X-rays or CT scans, you may need tests to measure toxicity, sensitivity to mercury, and the neurological effects of metals in your mouth. The dentist ensures that you are protected from mercury vapor throughout the procedure with frequent water spray irrigation and suction to remove amalgam particles, vapor, and contaminated liquid. The treatment room is also well-ventilated.

After the amalgam removal, tooth-colored replacement material is used to fill the space. The material is placed in layers, with each layer hardened by a curing light. The dentist then shapes and polishes the material to fit the tooth. If you are having several fillings removed, it may take more than one trip to the dentist to complete the procedure.

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The feeling is real and touching when our dental patients first see their new smiles. They begin their new lives after years of suffering. The responses are amazing, and the dental staff is constantly moved by the impact they’ve helped provide.

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Thank you for visiting the website of Grand Dental We're proud to be a trusted and professional dentist serving the Grand Junction, CO community. If you have anxiety about going to the dentist, we'll help you relax. We go above and beyond to make every visit as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Reach out today to learn more, and book a free consultation with our dental care experts.


Please call 970-548-3276 to speak with us immediately about your dental concerns.  You can also use the contact form to email us.

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“Dr. Benefield and his team at Grand Dental are top notch. Friendly and professional in all dealings. If your going to choose a dentist, this is your office. They will ensure you are taken care of and are genuine in doing so!” ~ Anthony

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