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Dental amalgam is a mixture of mercury, silver, copper, tin, and zinc used to repair cavities in teeth. It is also referred to as a "silver-filling" due to its look. Mercury makes up almost half (50%) of dental amalgam in terms of weight.
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It is important to remove amalgam dental fillings that are deteriorating since they almost entirely consist of mercury, which is known to be associated with a variety of chronic health issues. By using this technique, the exposure to mercury is kept to a minimum when failed amalgam fillings are removed. These dental fillings will come into direct contact with the body’s mucous membrane if the SMART Amalgam Removal is not used.
- The dentist first drills the tooth to eliminate decay before putting dental amalgam.
- The tooth cavity is then prepared for the placement of the amalgam filling.
- The dentist then combines the liquid mercury with the powdered alloy to create amalgam putty under the proper safety precautions.
- This amalgam putty is molded and inserted in the cavity after being softened, and it quickly becomes a firm filling.
When compared to a control group of people who have never had dental amalgam fillings, people with amalgam fillings have double the amount of mercury in their urine at baseline. Mercury levels in urine are reduced to those of those without amalgam fillings after amalgam fillings are removed.
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How should amalgam fillings be removed?
When removing the fillings, keep them cold.
The majority of mercury-free dentists use a removal technique known as chunking. This requires less drilling since the dentist just makes small enough holes to cut the filling into pieces that can be removed with a hand tool or suction.
How long does amalgam removal take?
Depending on its size and placement, each filling may be removed in less than a minute. The goal of a Mercury-safe strategy is to remove the fillings with the least amount of drilling.
Are amalgams harmful?
Yes they release little amounts of mercury in the form of a vapor that the lungs can breathe in and absorb.