Safe Amalgam Removal

Whether you’re looking to replace your “silver” mercury amalgam fillings due to their condition, your health concerns, or just the desire to have a more attractive, natural-looking smile, Dr. Mamak Saffarpour and her team are here to help.

Despite the fact that mercury is one of the most toxic elements on Earth, many dentists continue to place fillings that are made with the stuff. Those so-called “silver” amalgam fillings are actually about 50% mercury.

Whenever such fillings are placed, polished, or removed – indeed, whenever pressure is put on them – they release mercury vapor that is easily inhaled by patient, dentist, and assistants alike. Scientific research has shown the damaging effects this can have.

From there, the mercury is easily absorbed by the body, collecting in organs such as the kidneys, liver, and brain.

Here’s what conventional mercury removal can look like:

This is why it’s not enough for us to be a mercury-free office. We are also mercury-safe, taking strict measures to protect the health of our patients, ourselves, and our planet.

Dr. Mamak Saffarpour is SMART-certified in the safe removal of amalgam fillings by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. Here’s a look at what our safety protocol involves:

Once your old metal fillings are out, Dr. Saffarpour can then restore your teeth with beautiful, natural-looking composite or ceramic fillings or crowns. Biocompatibility testing is available, as well, to ensure that the materials we use are a good match for your individual biochemistry.

We also offer support or referrals for sensible mercury detox following the dental procedures.

Contact us now and get started toward a healthier smile today!