SMART Amalgam Filling Removal in Waltham
Many patients choose to remove their old amalgam fillings for esthetic or safety reasons. At The Flossery, we offer a safe protocol for the removal of amalgam fillings that contain mercury.
It is known as SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique). Our SMART protocol is designed to keep you safe during the removal of amalgam fillings. Here are some examples of the many protocols we have in place to ensure a safe and healthy visit.
Our dental rooms are equipped with:
- An air purifier
- High speed extra oral vacuum
- Specific wipes and sanitizing protocols for mercury removal
Patients are given:
- A disposable gown
- Shower cap to cover the hair
- Face covering
- Charcoal tablets and rinses
How it Works?
A rubber dam will be placed over the tooth and the amalgam filling will be removed with precision and care.
After the removal process and before the filling process, patients rinse with a binding charcoal rinse. All of our equipment is wiped with special mercury binding wipes and gloves are changed to avoid any cross contamination. Once the amalgam is removed, the tooth will be restored with a biocompatible, resin, tooth colored filling.
Our SMART removal process is per tooth. Our SMART certified doctors will go over a treatment plan with you and discuss how many sessions are needed since it is not advisable to remove too many amalgam fillings at one time. Our expert financial and insurance coordinators can discuss payment and insurance options with you as well.
Call 781-894-0500 to schedule a visit and remove your amalgam fillings today.