Consider safe mercury removal if you have amalgam (metal) fillings and are concerned about their potential effects. At Bayside Dental Arts: Andrey Ilyabayev, DDS, in the Bayside neighborhood of Queens, New York, implant and general dentist Andrey Ilyabayev, DDS, offers safe mercury removal using advanced isolation technology. Call Bayside Dental Arts: Andrey Ilyabayev, DDS, to schedule a safe mercury removal consultation, or book your appointment online.
Safe mercury removal, also called the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART), is a safety protocol designed by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) to protect dentists, dental staff, and patients from the mercury released by metal (amalgam) fillings.
For decades, dentists used amalgam –– a mix of tin, copper, and other metals –– to repair cavities. Though durable and great at withstanding the forces of biting and chewing, amalgam presents potential safety risks.
Dr. Ilyabayev is one of the only providers in the New York City metropolitan area certified in safe mercury removal by the IAOMT.
Dr. Ilyabayev recommends safe mercury removal to anyone with metal dental fillings. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers amalgam safe, but even small amounts of mercury can cause adverse health effects. Replacing metal fillings with ceramic or porcelain can protect your health and provide peace of mind.
Safe mercury removal is an outpatient procedure that takes 60-90 minutes. The Bayside Dental Arts: Andrey Ilyabayev, DDS, office has the specialized equipment needed to follow IAOMT’s stringent protocol.
When you arrive at the office, Dr. Ilyabayev provides you with a protective gown, glasses, and hair covering. After changing into your personal protective equipment, you sit in a dental chair.
Dr. Ilyabayev carefully removes your metal amalgam fillings. The tools are connected to a ventilation and filtration system that removes mercury particles and other harmful vapors from the air.
The filtration system transfers the mercury amalgam and other waste into a metal hazardous waste container, allowing Dr. Ilyabayev to dispose of it without harming the environment.
After removing your metal fillings, Dr. Ilyabayev replaces them with tooth-colored fillings made of ceramic or porcelain.
Safe mercury removal offers various benefits. For one, it replaces metal fillings with safer, nontoxic alternatives. If you have metal fillings, biting and chewing can cause mercury or other toxins to enter your bloodstream.
What’s more, safe mercury removal follows a rigorous protocol. Dr. Ilyabayev has all of the necessary equipment to complete the procedure effectively.
Call Bayside Dental Arts: Andrey Ilyabayev, DDS, today to schedule a safe mercury removal, or book your appointment online.