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SMART Safe Mercury Removal

SMART - Plantation, FL
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SMART Safe Mercury Removal In Plantation, FL

Dr. Rizvi To, the only SMART certified dentist in Plantation, offers a safe solution for those looking to replace old-fashioned silver fillings. In the past, amalgam fillings, made of powdered metal alloy and liquid mercury, were commonly used for back teeth due to their durability. However, times have changed, and tooth-colored fillings and crowns have become the standard alternatives. These modern materials are superior in quality and do not pose any concerns regarding their impact on smiles or the presence of mercury vapor in the mouth.
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Do You Want to Get Rid of Your Silver Mercury Fillings?

Several dentists choose not to remove mercury fillings as they are commonly believed to be safe. However, a significant number of individuals who had extensive amalgam fillings during childhood now experience issues such as deterioration, sensitivity, or even the discoloration of their teeth to a dark gray shade.

How to Get Rid of Your Silver Mercury Fillings?

At Dr. Rizvi To, Center for Integrative Wellness and Cosmetic Dentistry, we acknowledge that despite being considered safe by the American Dental Association and Food and Drug Administration, many patients feel uncomfortable with the presence of mercury in their mouths. We fully understand your concerns and are committed to assisting you in attaining your dental health objectives. Additionally, we are aware that certain individuals may have metal sensitivities and would prefer an alternative option.

Are Mercury Amalgam Fillings Safe?

Despite being deemed safe by the American Dental Association and the Food and Drug Administration, many patients have a strong dislike for having mercury in their mouths. At My Dentist For Life Of Plantation, we fully understand your concerns and are committed to assisting you in achieving your dental health objectives. We also acknowledge that certain patients may have metal sensitivities and would prefer an alternative option.
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What Is SMART Certification?

MART dentistry, which stands for Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique, is practiced by Dr. Rizvi who is SMART certified by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT). Ensuring safe removal of amalgam fillings is crucial due to the potential release of additional mercury vapor. In our dental practice located in Plantation, FL, we strictly adhere to various precautions when performing amalgam filling removal.

Ensure that the air is properly filtered and circulated.

Adequate rubber dam barrier use.

Protective gowns are available for both the dentist and the patient.

The utilization of a dental suction system.

Oxygen use.

Efficient procedures.

Proper disposal methods for the environment.

If you are interested in gaining more knowledge about this advanced process, we encourage you to request an office tour. Our dental office employs cutting-edge techniques and equipment to prioritize the safety of both you and our dental team.

Will I Have a White Filling after My Amalgam Is Removed?

Dr. Rizvi may choose to replace your silver mercury filling with a natural, metal-free, composite tooth-colored filling, depending on its age and size. In situations where the amalgam filling is large or has caused a tooth crack, a tooth crown may be a more stable alternative. Dr. Rizvi will have a conversation with you about these options and explain the expected outcomes of each, allowing you to make an informed decision that suits your dental health and lifestyle.

Welcome To Our Dental Family

My Dentist For Life Of Plantation is accepting new patients of all ages. We offer a full suite of services, including breathtaking, customized smile makeovers. Call today to schedule an appointment!