Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART)
Traditional silver fillings are made of a gray metallic material called amalgam. Amalgam used to be the go-to filling material. Now, thanks to advancements in dentistry, we use tooth-colored composite resin fillings that blend in with your natural tooth shade.
Amalgam silver fillings most times shift and leak throughout their life span. This can create hairline fractures in the tooth, weakening the tooth structure, or form small gaps between the surface of the tooth and the edge of the filling, which may lead to decay. At Santa Teresa Smiles, we replace defective silver amalgam fillings with a more aesthetically-pleasing, biocompatible alternative, utilizing the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) put in place by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.
This technique is purposefully designed to safely and effectively remove amalgam fillings. In just one appointment, we can get rid of the gray restorations in your smile and replace them with tooth-colored, biocompatible composite resin fillings that will blend in seamlessly! Take a Total-Wellness Approach to Dentistry