Safe Mercury Removal at Elevate Dental Wellness

The Dangers of Mercury Fillings

Dr. Schuyler Van Gorden performing safe mercury removal

Here at Elevate Dental Wellness, we’re a mercury-free, SMART certified dental office. SMART stands for Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique which is the recommended protocol for amalgam removal by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT).

Why is mercury so bad for your oral health? Dentists have been using silver amalgam to fill cavities since the beginning of dentistry, so why are things different now? Although mercury fillings have been a traditional way of protecting teeth from further decay, they’ve been found to be highly toxic.

The toxins in mercury can be a serious threat to your entire health, especially as it continues to just sit inside your body. Mercury can increase your risk for various health complications such as allergies, autoimmune disorders, heart problems, depression, poisoning, and more.

Advantages of Seeing a Mercury-Free Dentistillustration of teeth with gold, amalgam and composite inlay dental filling in gums

If you already have silver amalgam fillings, we’ll never encourage you to have to remove them unless we notice it’s causing harm to your health. By using SMART, Drs. Van Gorden and Steinbach are providing our patients with plenty of benefits with our mercury-free materials.

When we use composite fillings and other dental material, you’ll experience:

  • A natural bond that strengthens your tooth
  • Less of your natural tooth is drilled away
  • Little to no postoperative discomfort and sensitivity
  • Improved protection from further decay
  • A natural-looking solution that blends beautifully with your smile

Maintain Good Health with Us

Drs. Van Gorden and Steinbach are dedicated to providing you with the safest treatments available, which is why we’ve removed mercury from our facility. To ensure you’re receiving reliable, compassionate dental care, visit Elevate Dental Wellness today. If you still have questions about our mercury-free removal process, you can discuss it with our team of experts at your initial consultation.