Replacing Silver Fillings. One of the easiest and most effective ways of improving your smile

The guide:

Long gone are the days of huge silver fillings...unfortunately not!

Amalgam fillings are still regularly used by dentists and although they are strong and can last for a long time many people are horrified by the sight of them.

Is it Dangerous?

Dental amalgam contains mercury which is released when the filling is removed therefore it is not ideal to have new amalgam fillings placed if you want to have them change din the future. It is much better to invest the white composite filings from the beginning. So far there has not been any scientific evidence to confirm that silver fillings or removal of silver fillings is bad for you.

How long Does it Take?

Depending on how many silver fillings you have this will vary however the process is normally very straightforward and can normally be done in one dental visit.

Will it hurt?

The process of changing fillings is the same as when you originally had the filling except this time there will probably be less or no decay that needs to be removed. Your mouth will need to be numbed and then the old silver fillings can be cleaned out and a new tooth-coloured filling can be placed.

If you would like to find out about changing your silver fillings why don't you book a free consultation with Dr Alex Al-Shaikh.


We have been providing professional dental treatement to a very high standard for years. Here's what a few of our patients say about our service:

"I have been going to Alexandra Road Dental Practice for 15 years and couldn't think of a bad thing to say, from the second you walk in to the time you leave you feel safe and welcomed, the staff are fantastic and highly skilled in what they do, I would never go to another dentist after coming here." Valo Connors
"Very pleasant from seeing receptionist to dentist and back to receptionist. Treatment painless. Very pleased with all treatment, teeth look great!" Laraine Denise Burton

How much does it cost?

Our latest prices are shown on our price list page

Find out more or book a consultation

0113 281 8873or

Our friendly and knowledgeable team, led by our Practice Manager, Sian Denning, are always happy to help with any queries. Rest assured that your enquiry will be treated as strictly confidential and we'll never pressure you into making an appointment.

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14 Alexandra Road, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 4HD

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