DentaCare services

Removal of amalgam and placing a new filling

The procedure of removing amalgam (silver) fillings involves cutting the amalgam into as few fragments as possible using special drills, and the removal of these pieces. During the procedure the dental plaque is removed from the tooth in which the amalgam filling is to be replaced, and then the tooth is filled with a fine white restorative material.

The standard of removing amalgam (silver) fillings (SMART) was developed by IAOMT, an international organisation, which requires dentists to adhere to the following rules:

  • all persons present inside the dental office during the treatment must be provided with disposable protective clothing;
  • surgery staff should use vinyl protective gloves;
  • dentist and dental assistant should be provided with airtight breathing masks with mercury filters;
  • the patient should be connected to an external oxygen source through a nasal mask or cannula, so as not to inhale the vapours released from the removed fillings;
  • cofferdam should be used to protect the patient’s mouth;
  • a saliva ejector and suction device should be used during the procedure;
  • the procedure should be performed using plenty of water to minimize treatment temperature;
  • when the amalgam removal process is complete, the patient should rinse the mouth thoroughly with water.

Failure to follow the SMART standards as patients translates into high risk due to large quantities of mercury vapour that evaporate during the procedure (even as much as 4 times higher).

Specialists performing the procedure:
  • A child-friendly dentist
  • English-speaking patients
  • German-speaking patients
Piotr Piątek Dentist
  • Art of Composite – Composite Aesthetics Unveiled
  • Mechanical and chemical preparation of root canals using MTwo, S5 and Reciproc systems,
  • Filling root canals with gutta-percha, using the Obtura and GuttaFlow systems
  • Surgical aspects in dental practice

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ProsthodonticsDental surgeryTreatment of children/PaedodonticsRemoval of dental calculus (scaling)Dental Check-upTooth fluoridationSandblastingConservative dentistryInhalatory sedationEndodonticsRemoval of amalgam and placing a new filling
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  • English-speaking patients
  • Child-friendly
Mateusz Prokopiuk Dentist

Details Being a dentist is my vocation. I chose this profession early on in my education and fulfilled my dream by obtaining a degree in medicine and dentistry from the Medical University of Warsaw. The commitment and passion I bring to my work allow me to precisely plan and implement comprehensive treatment programmes, which gives me great satisfaction and provides my patients with healthy smiles and improved well-being. My daily work involves conservative treatment and prosthetics, in particular aesthetic tooth reconstruction. I ensure an interdisciplinary approach to the patient, consulting with other specialists on special cases, so that the patient receives comprehensive and personalised dental care. It is very important for me to have a good rapport with patients and ensure they are satisfied with the end result.

DiagnosticsDental Check-upConservative dentistryProsthodonticsAesthetic dentistryTreatment of children/PaedodonticsDental surgeryInhalatory sedationRemoval of dental calculus (scaling)SandblastingTooth fluoridationSealingRemoval of amalgam and placing a new filling
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  • Treatment of adults with dentophobia
Konrad Telecki Dentist

I am a graduate of the Medical University in Warsaw, who completed more than 10 years of internship. My professional activities are focused on coordination in comprehensive treatment, conservative dentistry, endodontics and prosthodontics. I have extensive experience in the treatment of adults with dental phobia, including laughing gas therapies, which I gained through participation in numerous courses and training sessions. My interests include motor vehicles and literature.

Treatment of children/PaedodonticsRemoval of dental calculus (scaling)Dental Check-upTooth fluoridationSandblastingConservative dentistryInhalatory sedationDiagnosticsEndodonticsRemoval of amalgam and placing a new filling
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