Mercury-free Fillings

Tooth coloured fillings which emulate nature. Placed safely using stringent protocols, the finest materials and finished meticulously under magnification.

Is this the right treatment for you?

Fillings that look like teeth.

Historically mercury/silver amalgam filling materials have been used to restore decayed (infected) teeth. Not only do these look unsightly but they need to be wedged into healthy tooth structure, which may result in the creation of stress cracks in these teeth.

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The cracks may later cause tooth fractures. High grade composites are kinder to the tooth as they fuse to the remaining tooth reducing the risk of cracks. They are also long lasting.

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You're in good hands

With over 20 years experience and feedback from looking after clients for safe mercury replacement UK wide, we know what is important to you. Amalgam removed safely and well researched materials used to meticulously replace the tooth structure. With access to advisors for chelation and nutritional therapies, you are in safe hands.

Neeraj Puri

General Dentist with Special interest in Implant Dentistry

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Lawrence Sharkey

General Dentist with Special Interest in Sedation

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Chantelle Barrie

Welcome Team/ Trainee Dental Nurse

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The procedure
  • Skin numbing gel followed by local anaesthetic to ensure you are comfortable.
  • Rubberdam to seal the area which we are treating  so you don’t swallow any debris. This also ensures that we can work to a higher standard.
  • Removal of amalgam fillings using single use tungsten burs (the same material that professional chef knives are made of) with hospital grade suction to minimise aerosols under high magnification to ensure the best dentistry.
  • Photographs taken for you to be confident that all the filling has been removed.
  • Rebuilding of your tooth layer by layer to mimic the natural colours of your tooth.
  • Tints to create a 3D appearance of the tooth.
  • Polished to a similar finish to the adjacent teeth.
  • Calibration into the bite to ensure that it functions with the rest of your teeth.

Before and after

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What our clients say

After my first checkup visit at Integrated Dentalcare (I did a few checkups with dentist around Edinburgh when choosing), it was immediately clear that the level of detail and professional attitude is just on another level. Being a PhD student, I had a list of probably 30+ questions from types of fillings, to types of foods and their effect on teeth, to laser vs drills when fixing cavity, etc.

I had a long conversation with Allan, followed by the most in-depth checkup I have ever had, and another chat with Neeraj regarding lasers.

Luckily so far, I have had only two fillings replaced. Again I was very impressed by the service. As probably most of the people, I have always been afraid and anxious going to a dentist. Allan started by explaining in details how the appointment is going to proceed and what he is going to do. He sedated the part of the mount he was working on, and used quite a few tools in order to make the area easy for him to work on. He kept guiding me throughout the process, explaining what he is doing. I think it was the first time when I was completely zoned out at some point, as the process was so painless and effortless! Allan was very careful in shaping the fillings so they are just the right height - and now they feel great!

Martin Asenov

Mercury-safe filling replacement

Being a dentist its also difficult being a patient. I know exactly what is needed and what is going to happen. It takes a better standard of dentistry to treat other dental professionals and the team at this practice are such a team. High standards make me confident in being treated by Allan Peter Matthews and the rest of the wonderful clinicians and nurses at Integrated Dentalcare.

Pynadath George

My dental phobia story is one that I'm sure alot of you can probably relate too, frightening dental experiences coupled with childhood memories that have stuck with me for life!! After not seeing a dentist for 4/5 years and my husband nagging me to go I was told by a friend that there were dentists out their that can help with my phobia. After researching dentists in Edinburgh EXTENSIVELY I found great reviews for Integrated Dental and haven't looked back. From my very first visit Neeraj and his team have been amazing. They know my anxiety can get the better of me sometimes, but they are incredibly patient with me. I really couldn't recommend them highly enough. If it wasn't for them I wouldn't have been able to smile with confidence on my wedding day. Thank you x

Nicky Stott

First with Adrian and Patricia and now with Christine and Patricia my experience has been most positive. After several years. I would not consider another practice. The cheerful staff function well together, are amiable, highly professional and no-nonsense.Their equipment is modern, their work top-rate and very patient-orientated. Their services are excellent value. I have no doubt in recommending them.

Niall Duthie

Delighted with the friendly and professional treatment I have received from Integrated dentists Edinburgh. I can't thank my dentist Christine enough for the time she has spent on my teeth. Every stage of treatment explained fully with great understanding of what patient hopes end result will look like. You can tell Christine takes great pride in her work. Well done!

June Forman

People at Integrated Dentalcare were extremely kind and professional. They solved a dental problem I carried on for several years and it was an (almost) painless process.They dealt with my "dentistphobia" and were very understanding. It is unbelievable how much my quality of life has improved since my first visit a couple of months ago. Been picky, the only thing I don´t like is the warning in the receipts about charging you if you need to cancel at the last minute. Other than that, 10 points out of 10.

Jordi Juárez Jiménez

I chose Integrated Dentalcare because I wanted a dentist who specialised in mercury amalgam removal. After my initial x-ray and consultation it was diagnosed that my teeth required extensive work. This included some extractions and bridge work as well as the mercury amalgam removal. In total I had twelve appointments over the last year and the work is now completed. I am delighted with the results and my dentist Neeraj and his team did a great job . The practise is very relaxing and the staff are all very friendly. My teeth now feel great and I know I am in good hands going forward. I live in Dundee but am more than happy to make the extra effort travel wise to receive this level of dental care.

John Richardson

I was visiting from the US and broke a tooth.I was given Integrated Dentalcare as a referral from my travel insurance company. I saw Christine Morrell, the dentist, and was very pleased with the service they provided. They saw me the same morning I called and were very professional and friendly. The receptionist was very cordial and welcoming. I would highly recommend this office for any dental needs you might have while in Edinburgh.

Jerry Byrum

Great dentist and great experience. Following my recent dental check I had to get some dental work done. Allan Matthews made me feel so comfortable. He explained everything fully and I felt at home and in safe hands. It was clear that Allan truly cares about his patients. My treatment was carried out to a very high standard and I am delighted with the result. Always excellent service and friendly staff throughout the practice.

Jean Inglis

Neeraj and his team have been looking after the family and me for 24 years - and while the younger members of the family have now moved to another country they still come to the practice for their dental care. Very caring and careful and proactive in what they do. And they don't rush to an inappropriate conclusion but take time to assess difficult situations - "judicious inactivity". This is important when you only get one shot at something. We trust the practice.

Ian Rankin

Fantastic dentist practice who can’t do enough to look after you. I went to see Neeraj and his team to have my amalgam fillings removed as I had read about how toxic they can be and how it could be contributing to my ME.My energy levels weren’t great when I went through the treatment, but Neeraj and his team were very attentive and constantly checked in with me to see how I was during and after the procedures. Neeraj even went out his way to phone me at home to see how I was after hearing I wasn’t great after one round of the procedure. My setback had nothing to do with procedure itself, it was merely adjustment period after having those toxic metals removed.The procedure itself felt very relaxed and was worlds apart from my previous experience with Dentists. Can’t recommend this dentist enough for all kinds of dental treatment that truly go above and beyond in terms of patient well being and excellence in customer service. Special mention must go to Lucy on reception and also the dental nurses who also carry on the theme of personable attention, just a wonderful place to go and experience.

Graeme Black

Brilliant and welcoming practice, wonderful staff with excellent and well considered service. I highly recommend them.

Erin Maguire

I've been fortunate enough to have been treated by both dentists, Neeraj and Allan, as well as the hygienist. My experience is always a very positive one. And these three talented, knowledgeable and personable gentleman are ably assisted by a team of equally professional and friendly support staff. By far and away the best dental practice I have ever bared my teeth in.

David Bate

How happy I am that Integrated Dentalcare was recommended to me by a friend. I placed my unhappy gums, broken, cracked and dubious fillings & crowns in the hands of the amazing team at Manor Place. Half way through the course of treatment I realized I was even looking forward to the next visit – and my teeth and gums were smiling too. I could not recommend Integrated Dentalcare more highly – each person in the team is professional, charming, uplifting and healing in the differing aspects of their responsibilities. My heartfelt thanks to them all.

Cherry Cyster

A friend had recommended this practice when I cracked my tooth over a year ago.I didn’t live permanently in Edinburgh and was on my way back to the USA. My appointment was with Dentist, Christine Morrell. I immediately liked her she had a great disposition, and made me feel very relaxed. Unfortunately, nothing major could be done as I was leaving within a couple of days. After several months I was back in Edinburgh and returned to see Christine. We worked on a plan for preserving my teeth and she has done a wonderful job , she is professional and I believe a perfectionist too! I actually enjoy going to the practice, from being greeted by Lucy or Jean, to smiling Trish the dental nurse who assists Christine and Alisa the dental therapist, who I will be seeing again next month ,they are just a few of the staff that I have met and who have made me feel comfortable.Honestly, I never write reviews, but maybe this could help someone like me who has always had hard time choosing the right dental practice when moving to a new location. Integrated Dentalcare is easily one of best private dentist in Edinburgh.

Ann Lohr

There isn't words to describe how happy I am with the quality of dental care I got. I have a huge phobia of needles and Neeraj was brilliant, and he helped me through every stage of the procedures. I would highly recommend Neeraj to anyone and everyone.


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I have heard that composite contains BPA - what are my alternatives?

We only use the finest Swiss made high density BPA-free composites.

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Do composite fillings need to be wedged in like amalgam fillings?

Amalgam fillings are wedged into the tooth, often requiring removal of healthy tooth structure to achieve this. Composite fillings bond directly to tooth, not only supporting it but also being more conservative to the long term tooth health.

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What are the benefits of composite fillings?

When you smile, your mouth will look natural as you won’t be able to see the fillings.We use premium composite materials which are mercury free. They are a perfect alternative for those suffering from mercury sensitivity.

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Are composite materials inert?

Composite materials have been found to have oestrogen-mimicking properties, but unfortunately nothing in dentistry or medicine is 100% bio-inert. Recently, however, with the advent of CAD CAM milling technology and pressed ceramic, we have found a truly biocompatible material. However, unlike composite which can be very conservatively used to repair the damage caused by infection - a process enhanced manyfold by the use of the waterlase - ceramic fillings do require some modification of the healthy tooth structure to be used (much like amalgam). Nevertheless, they are a robust solution to composite fillings, and are typically used to restore large defects. We follow a strict protocol when replacing your amalgam fillings.

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What can be used as an alternative to mercury fillings?

he alternative materials available on the market today are referred to as bonded resin, composite resins or just composites. These materials have been subjected to numerous clinical trials all over the world to determine whether they are biocompatible and safe to use in the human body. Our dentists have a combined experience of three decades with this material. As such, we have a very strict protocol on placement of material resulting with a very high success rate. Occasionally there are anecdotes of people suffering from sensitivity or pain after having composite fillings, or the fillings not lasting very long. Of course, there is a difference in the qualities of different composite materials. This can lead to some products not lasting as long or appearing to discolour very quickly. As with everything else, the composite materials used at Integrated Dentalcare are of a premium quality. To increase their life expectancy the latest generation of composites contain ceramic nano-particles, resulting in exhibited wear resistance similar to your natural teeth.

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What is the MercurySafe Protocol?

Briefly, this protocol involves the following precautions: - Isolation of the treatment area, usually by a technique known as ‘rubber dam’, to minimise exposure to debris in the mouth. - Use of high speed, distilled water-cooled instruments - Use of high speed, powerful suction system - The option to use a nose-piece, to provide an alternative air source out of the immediate area to protect against hose inhalation of mercury vapour - The option to use dampened gauze eye patches to keep flying particles or vapour out of the eyes - Use of general protective coverings - When drilling, the filling is sectioned into chunks and elevated where possible - Nutritional support considerations, to support the immune system - Restoration of remaining tooth structure with a premium quality resin material - Patients may wish to consider wearing clothes covering as much skin as possible

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Should I proactively have my amalgam fillings replaced?

Many people have metal fillings in their mouth - called dental amalgam fillings - which contain 50% mercury, combined with an alloy of other metals. It is still a matter of debate within certain groups of the dental community whether one should have amalgam fillings removed if there is no dental problem.

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Are silver fillings and mercury fillings different?

Whilst they are commonly known as silver fillings the major constituent is actually mercury.

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Why not use mercury fillings?

We as dentists have a duty of care to our patients to present all the arguments for and against mercury fillings, and we are concerned that patients anticipating resolution from specific conditions and symptoms are not misled or their hopes allowed to be raised to unrealistic levels. Whilst dental amalgam has been used for over 150 years and is regarded as a robust and cheap material, our personal belief is that there are many suitable alternatives to dental amalgam, which also appear more natural. As 3% of the population suffer from mercury sensitivity, but may not show symptoms until years later, it is important to consider other options. And for this, there are many suitable alternatives.

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Mercury Free Fillings in Edinburgh

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1 Manor Place Edinburgh EH3 7DH