SMART Mercury Removal

SMART Amalgam Removal in Birmingham, MI

SMART Certified

At Birmingham Holistic Dentistry, we’re dedicated to using only the best non-toxic materials and minimally-invasive techniques. One significant aspect of our mission is being SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) certified. This strict protocol created by the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology) allows us to safely remove amalgam fillings, minimizing the presence of toxins in your body and enhancing your overall wellbeing.

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Intraoral Scanning
Oral Cancer Screening
PH Testing for Saliva
Microscopic Oral Microbiome Exam
Cleaning & Exam
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The Benefits of SMART Amalgam Removal

Safely removing toxic metals from your mouth has a wide array of benefits, including:

Reduced Exposure to Toxic Metals

Removing amalgam fillings helps reduce exposure to mercury and other toxic metals, promoting better overall health and wellbeing.

Enhanced Safety for Patients and Professionals

SMART amalgam removal protects both patients and dental professionals from the potential risks associated with mercury exposure during the removal process.

Biocompatible and Aesthetically Pleasing Restorations

By replacing amalgam fillings with biocompatible materials, we enhance the aesthetics and longevity of your dental restorations while prioritizing your overall health.

The SMART Amalgam Removal Treatment Process

Step 1

Comprehensive Oral Health Examination

We begin by conducting a thorough examination and assessment of your oral health to determine the best course of action for your SMART amalgam removal. The assessment will even include biological testing to help create a complete picture of your oral health.

Step 2

Safe and Controlled Amalgam Removal

During the removal procedure, we take meticulous care to minimize mercury vapor and debris exposure, utilizing specialized equipment and protocols. These advanced techniques include a variety of measures to keep both the patient and the team from coming into direct contact with mercury particles or vapors.

Step 3

Replacement with Biocompatible Materials

After safely removing the amalgam fillings, we replace them with biocompatible materials to protect your natural tooth structure. We exclusively use proven non-toxic materials that look beautiful and natural, and are durable enough to stand the test of time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are the biocompatible materials used in the replacement as durable as traditional amalgam fillings?

Yes, the biocompatible materials we use are highly durable and long-lasting, providing excellent functionality while supporting your overall health.

How long does the SMART amalgam removal procedure take?

The duration of the SMART amalgam removal process can vary depending on the number and size of fillings being removed. However, it can generally take between 1-2 hours per filling. Dr. Chirco will tell you more detailed information about your unique case during your exam and consultation, so you can know exactly what to expect.

Is the SMART amalgam removal procedure painful?

No, the SMART amalgam removal process is generally painless. Our team employs precise and gentle techniques to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. We also offer local anesthetic and nitrous oxide when needed to help keep you relaxed and pain-free during treatment.