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Using the most up-to-date techniques and technologies, we offer our patients a wide range of dental treatments,
from routine check ups to complete restoration and cosmetic treatments to ensure you have "Confidence In Your Smile".

Dental amalgam is a dental filling material used to fill cavities caused by tooth decay. It has been used for more than 150 years in hundreds of millions of patients.

Dental amalgam is a mixture of metals, consisting of liquid mercury and a powdered alloy composed of silver, tin, and copper. Approximately 50% of dental amalgam is elemental mercury by weight.

Dental amalgam fillings are also known as silver fillings because of their silver-like appearance.

When placing dental amalgam, the dentist first drills the tooth to remove the decay and then shapes the tooth cavity for placement of the amalgam filling. Next, under appropriate safety conditions, the dentist uses a device that mixes the powdered alloy with the liquid mercury to form an amalgam putty.

These components are provided to the dentist in a capsule. This softened amalgam putty is placed in the prepared cavity, where it hardens into a solid filling.

Amalgam Fillings - The Positives

  • Because of the metal content, amalgam fillings are very strong and can withstand heavy biting pressure, therefore, used primarily for the back teeth
  • Amalgam filling material is relatively inexpensive

Amalgam Fillings - The NEGATIVES

  • Amalgam filling material contains mercury and other metals. While there have been no conclusive studies relating the mercury in amalgam to any dangers, mercury by itself is very toxic
  • Some people experience a period of hot and cold sensitivity after having an amalgam filling
  • More tooth structure is lost because the dentist has to make a bigger preparation
  • Both my dentist and dental nurse are fantastic with me. I am a very nervous patient & they always make me feel at ease & look after me well.

    Deborah Smith Dr Bilal's patient
  • Dr Bilal understood all my anxieties, throughtout the process of tooth removal he ensured I was informed what he was doing and why.

    His assistant (Beverly) too was amazing, holding my hand and talking to me, even finding music I liked to act as a distraction.

    Ailsa Gosman Dr Bilal's patient
  • The dentists were excellent they made me feel very relaxed. The treatment was completely pain free, I would recommend this dental surgery to anyone.

    Daniel Midtt Dr Bilal's patient
  • After avoiding the dentist for quite some time, I came to Falkirk Dental Care and cannot thank them enough. Dr. Mohammed made me feel at ease the whole time, explaining all he was doing. I would definitely recommend Falkirk Dental Care

    Amy Sutherland Falkirk
  • A wonderful dentist, kind, caring and gentle. Explains everything and always wants the best for the patient. Highly recommended.

    Alison Grainger Dr Bilal's patient
  • The dentist was very curteous and caring. Thanks for the work you did on my teeth, staff are all well mannered and easy to approach. So thanks again!

    Elizabeth Bourke Dr Bilal's patient
  • Absolutely excellent service, really pleased with the results, 1st class service.

    Andrew Forsyth Dr Bilal's patient