Hollistic Removal of Amalgam Fillings
There is a big controversy on the toxicity of Mercury Amalgams. The S.M.A.R.T protocol is the latest method used by Metal Free Clinics. Hollistic Dentistry mainly focus on using biocompatible materials like composite resins or zirconia instead of using metals.
So what is an hollistic removal of amalgam fillings? Is the safe removal of Mercury Amalgams using a high-powered oral vacuum to reduce the mercury exposure and other toxic vapors. This safety precautions are known as the S.M.A.R.T. Protocol.
Some dentist call them "Silver Fillings" but to be honest they have more mercury than silver on them.
Mercury Amalgams are a combination of metals including: silver, copper and tin. The proportion of mercury consist on over 50% because it helps all this metals combine together.
The IAOMT protocol recommendations for amalgam removal are known as the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART).
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THE IAOMT PROTOCOL Reccomendations
Face shields and hair/head coverings are to be utilized by the dentist and all dental personnel in the room
Either a properly-sealed, respiratory grade mask rated to capture mercury or a positive pressure, properly-sealed mask providing air or oxygen should be worn by the dentist and all dental personnel in the room
In order to protect the patient’s skin and clothing, a full body, impermeable barrier, as well as a full head/face/neck barrier under/around the dam, should be utilized
External air or oxygen delivered via a nasal mask for the patient also should be utilized to assure the patient does not inhale any mercury vapor or amalgam particulate during the procedure. A nasal cannula is an acceptable alternative for this purpose as long as the patient’s nose is completely covered with an impermeable barrier
A dental dam that is made with non-latex nitrile material should be placed and properly sealed in the patient’s mouth
A saliva ejector should be placed under the dental dam to reduce mercury exposure to the patient
During amalgam filling removal, the dentist should utilize an at source oral aerosol vacuum in close proximity to the operating field to mitigate mercury exposure
The amalgam should be sectioned into chunks and removed in as large of pieces as possible, using a small diameter carbide drill
Alternatives to Silver Fillings
Depending on the missing portion of your teeth, It might be restored with a tooth colored composite filling the same day.
Composite fillings are made of resin wich is also a liquid restoration that will solidify and then be pulished to fit your bite.
There are some cases when the tooth damage is higher.
In this cases an indirect filling is custom made in our dental lab from solid porcelain or Zirconia to create an inlay / onlay restoration.
Difference between inlay and onlay and Crowns
An Inlay restoration is used only on the center of the tooth, if the tooth damage extends to an external side and need to be also removed an onlay restoration will be fitted.
On severe cases when the only part of the tooth that we can save is the root a crown is placed over the tooth as a full cover.
All this restorations are cemented with special dental material and custom made in our dental lab.
Zirconia Inlays / Onlays
Because of Zirconia translucent properties this material is the most similar to natural teeth.
Zirconia is a good choice aestheticly speaking the durability of the color of this material is better than a porcelain or ceramic restoration.
Zirconium wear is minimal compared to other materials.
Enviormental Friendly Clinic - Safe Mercury Disposal
To Be a SMART Certified Clinic all dentists must comply with federal, state, and local regulations addressing the proper handling, cleaning, and/or disposal of mercury-contaminated components, clothing, equipment, surfaces of the room, and flooring in the dental office.