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Amalgam Filling Removal in Victoria, TX

Amalgam Fillings Are Typically Made Up Of 50% Mercury By Weight, Which Can Negatively affect A Person’s Nervous System. At Comprehensive Family Dental, We Employ Safe And Effective Methods Of Removal. When Removing Amalgam, We Use An Intraoral And Extraoral Evacuation System, And/ Or A Rubber Dam To Capture Any Amalgam And Its Aerosolized Vapor. We Can Also Follow A SMART Protocol For Patients Looking To Remove Amalgam Fillings In The Safest Way Possible.

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Facts about Silver Amalgam Fillings

  • Silver fillings are about 50% mercury
  • Mercury is both neurotoxic and hepatotoxic
  • Studies show that mercury vapor is released from silver fillings into the patients body
  • Silver filings expanding and contracting can lead to fractures in teeth

Certified Professionals

Our providers are SMART protocol certified, ensuring a high standard of safety and care.


Unlike traditional silver amalgam fillings, our tooth-colored fillings are mercury-free. This makes them a safer and more environmentally friendly option for tooth restoration.

Health-Centric Approach

Our safe amalgam removal process minimizes exposure to aerosolized vapors, prioritizing your health.

What is the Significance of Amalgam Fillings?

As dental professionals committed to ensuring the health and well-being of our patients, it’s imperative to shed light on the potential risks associated with mercury amalgam fillings. While once considered a standard dental practice, the use of these fillings has sparked significant concern due to their neurotoxic and nephrotoxic properties.

Mercury, a primary component of amalgam fillings, is a potent neurotoxin that can adversely affect the nervous system, especially in developing fetuses and young children. Numerous studies have linked mercury exposure to a range of neurological issues, including cognitive impairment, memory loss, and even developmental delays. Furthermore, its nephrotoxic effects can harm kidney function, leading to renal dysfunction and other related complications.

International agreements and regulations have recognized the dangers of mercury, prompting efforts to phase out its use in various industries, including dentistry in other countries. The EPA has very strict environmental regulations on mercury due to its toxicity. 

In light of these concerns, many patients are opting to have their mercury amalgam fillings removed safely to minimize their exposure to this toxic substance. However, the removal process must be conducted with extreme care to prevent mercury vapor release, which can pose a risk to both patients and dental staff.

When safely removing amalgam fillings, we adhere to the rigorous standards outlined by organizations like the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and follow their SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) protocols. These protocols emphasize the use of proper rubber dam isolation, high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) and carbon air filtration systems, and other protective measures to minimize mercury exposure to the patient and staff during the removal process.

Rubber dam isolation creates a barrier to prevent mercury particles from being ingested or inhaled during treatment, while HEPA and carbon air filtration systems effectively capture and remove mercury vapor from the air, ensuring a safe environment for both patients and dental staff.

By prioritizing the safety and well-being of our patients, we are committed to providing mercury amalgam removal procedures that minimize the risks associated with mercury exposure. Our adherence to established protocols and use of advanced safety measures highlight our dedication to delivering the highest standard of care while promoting the long-term health and vitality of our patients.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Amalgam fillings can crack or leak over time, and our safe removal process replaces them with aesthetic, tooth-colored fillings.

SMART stands for Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique, a set of safety measures to minimize mercury exposure during removal.

Coverage varies; we’ll assist in reviewing your insurance benefits and provide cost estimates.

Each patient is different, we will examine the number and condition of amalgam fillings in our consultation to determine an approximate procedure length.


Modern tooth-colored fillings are durable and can withstand the forces of chewing and biting effectively.

Regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups will help maintain your new fillings and overall oral health.