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Holistic 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.

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S.M.A.R.T. PROTOCOL

The IAOMT protocol recommendations for amalgam removal are known as the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART). 

All removal must be done under copious amounts of cool water to reduce heatand a conventional high speed evacuation device to capture mercury discharges are required to reduce ambient mercury levels.
The amalgam needs to be sectioned into chunks and removed in as large of pieces as possible using a small diameter carbide drill. By cross hatching the material and removing bulk pieces.
High speed evacuation produces better capture when fitted with a Clean Up device,45, 87 which is not mandatory but is preferred..
All patients having amalgam removed or placed should be provided with an alternative air source and instructed to not breathe through their mouth during treatment. A nasal hood such as is used with the nitrous oxide analgesia equipment is excellent. Air is best and oxygen is acceptable although not required. If just air is used it should be clean and free of mercury vapor preferably from outside the dental office.
Dental dam that is made with non-latex nitrile material should be placed and properly sealed in the patient’s mouth.Patient saliva suction behind the rubber dam.
Non-latex nitrile gloves must be utilized by the dentist and all dental personnel in the room.
After the fillings have been removed and replaced, the dentist or dental assistant should immediately remove and dispose of the patient’s protective covering and thoroughly clean his face and neck. All mercury safe dentists should routinely do this but remind the assistant if she forgets, after all you don't want to take any mercury home with you.
Once the removal process is complete, the patient’s mouth should be thoroughly flushed with water and then rinsed out with a slurry of charcoal, chlorella or similar adsorbent.
Each room where mercury fillings are removed must have adequate filtration in placewhich requires a high-volume air filtration system (such as an at source oral aerosol vacuum) capable of removing mercury vapor and amalgam particles generated during the removal of one or more mercury fillings.
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 full body, impermeable barrier, as well as a full head/face/neck barrier under/around the dam, should be utilized
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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

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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.

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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.

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Mercury Amalgam Removal Dental Clinic Mexico

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.

Cost of Dental Fillings in Mexico

Composite Fillings

$60 - $120 USD

Ceramic Inlay

$420 USD

Zirconia Inlay

$ Custom