At Bionica Dental Wellness, Dr. Holinbeck and our team of professionals want to make sure your smile and body are in optimal condition. One way we can help you achieve this is through the removal of failed metal fillings. Using what is known as the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART), we can safely and effectively remove the amalgam from your mouth and offer a more aesthetically pleasing and biocompatible option that blends in beautifully with your natural smile. Contact us today to find out we can help you take the next step.
The FDA recently released a statement that “certain groups may be at greater risk for potential harmful health effects of mercury vapor released” from dental filings. Find out more here.
Although dental professionals have used them for decades, patients with metal fillings and other restorations can react to the mercury vapors that are released continually over time and during the process of removal.
Additionally, metal fillings expand over time, causing fractures in the teeth. This leads to broken teeth, pain, decay, and infection.
By taking the time to carefully remove these metal fillings safely, Dr. Holinbeck and our team are keeping your total body health in mind.
For decades, dental professionals have relied on traditional metal fillings to treat cavities. However, researchers have discovered that not only is the mercury found in these restorations harmful to the environment, but it also can be harmful to individuals. By employing the SMART technique, which was developed by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), Dr. Holinbeck can remove these amalgam fillings without exposing you to potentially harmful mercury vapor and amalgam particulates.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), all dental metal restorations contain at least 50% mercury. If not handled (or removed) properly, it can put the dentist, dental team, and patient at risk of exposure to harmful particles and vapors. Fortunately, Dr. Holinbeck’s ability to use the SMART technique eliminates this potential risk and allows patients like yourself to pursue safer alternatives that produce beautiful results.
Before removing any amalgam from your teeth, Dr. Holinbeck will make sure to have the appropriate equipment and technology on hand, some of which include:
Dr. Holinbeck is IAOMT SMART certified, which makes her qualified to perform this technique in-house. Once she has safely removed the amalgam from your tooth or teeth, she will place a mercury-free filling that not only matches the shade of your natural teeth but is also non-toxic.