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Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART protocol) in Holly Springs, NC

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Mercury Amalgam fillings (aka "silver fillings")  are made of a mixture of metals such as silver, tin, zinc, and copper. The main ingredient in these fillings is mercury, composing roughly 50% of the filling.  Mercury is an extremely toxic element which may predispose patients to numerous significant health concerns. Additionally, metal fillings lead to teeth fractures that can ultimately cause breakage and loss of the tooth as the fracture progresses.  Because of this, patients often decide to have their teeth restored by Dr. Duncan once signs of fracture or leakage of metal fillings start to appear. Patients may also choose to have their mercury fillings removed and replaced due to cosmetic reasons, as metal fillings create a dark gray appearance to the teeth.

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Removing Mercury

Should I Have My Amalgam Fillings Removed?

Regardless of the reason a patient may choose for the removal of their mercury amalgam fillings,  Dr. Duncan always uses the SMART protocol to protect the environment, his patients, and his office team from exposure to harmful metal particles and mercury vapors.

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Dr. Duncan-Leading Expert in SMART Protocol and Restoration of Teeth

Dr. Duncan is highly skilled and experienced in the safe removal of mercury amalgam fillings and restoration of teeth with superior quality, biocompatible alternative materials that are both strong and beautiful. Once an old metal restoration has been removed, the tooth must be restored so that it can function as it once did. With his many years of experience in restorative dentistry and SMART protocol, Dr. Duncan is exceptionally qualified in the area of restoration of teeth as he has taken extensive training in tooth restoration at the renowned Spear Education, in Arizona, USA.

At Spring Smiles our team is specially qualified to protect our patients during the mercury filling removal process. Dr. Duncan is certified and accredited in SMART protocol through the IAOMT to safely and completely remove mercury amalgam fillings, eliminating exposure to patients, staff, and the environment during the removal process.  In addition, Dr. Duncan and the team at Spring Smiles are networked with medical professionals both locally and nationally who can advise on chelation and detoxification so that patients can further pursue the removal of toxins both before and after metal and mercury removal has been completed.
For information on the SMART protocol standards followed by Dr. Duncan and his team, visit https://iaomt.org/for-patients/safe-amalgam-removal/

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