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SMART Amalgam Removal TechniqueStaten Island, NY

Amalgam dental fillings, commonly known as “silver” fillings due to their color, are fairly common. But what many people don’t know is that they can have negative health effects, especially if the fillings are older. That’s because so-called “silver” fillings are actually amalgams that contain about 50 percent mercury. Because of their high mercury content, “silver” fillings can cause heart, digestive, urinary, and respiratory issues.

If you have older, “silver” fillings in your mouth, it might be for the best to get them removed. Today, there are many efficient and pain-free ways to get rid of mercury-laden fillings. Let RSN Dental PC of Staten Island help you with the new SMART Amalgam Removal Technique!

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What Is The Smart Amalgam Removal Technique?

Smart stands for: Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique. When metal fillings are installed or removed, small amounts of mercury are emitted in vapor form. Limited exposure to inhaled mercury can lead to health problems, especially for those who are sensitive or allergic to mercury or other metals that may be in a filling.

By choosing to get your metal fill-ins removed, you are instantly reducing your risk of continued exposure to mercury. Simple acts such as brushing your teeth, drinking warm liquids, or even grinding your teeth can cause release of mercury vapor that can be harmful. Your dentist will follow a precise set of safety measures to make sure mercury vapor is reduced during the removal process.

Procedure Details

To safely remove metal fillings, dentists need to complete a rigorous SMART certification program. At RSN Dental PC, our dentist is SMART-certified and can safely remove your fillings. Some unique features of the SMART procedure include impermeable barriers for the patient’s neck, head, and body, as well as an absorbent mixture that prevents any of the amalgam from leaking into the body. Additional SMART measures for patient protection include:

  • External oxygen delivered via a nasal mask
  • Dental dam made with non-latex nitrile material
  • Saliva ejector
  • At source oral aerosol vacuum
  • Copious amounts of water spray
  • Conventional high speed evacuation device
  • Section amalgam into chunks and remove in large pieces

Our SMART procedure is the safe, modern way to get rid of mercury-containing fillings.

Contact RSN Dental PC Today For Your Appointment!

If you have a “silver” filling and want to get it removed ASAP, call RSN Dental PC of Staten Island today and schedule your appointment! Our dentists are high-trained and certified in the SMART removal procedure. We make sure your exposure to mercury is kept to an all-time low!

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RSN Dental PC is located at
3589 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, NY

(347) 344-5806