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Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) Removal at Centra Dental

Ensuring Your Safety and Wellness

At Centra Dental, your dental health and overall well-being are at the core of our services. As a leading provider of general and family dentistry in Southwest Houston, we are dedicated to offering comprehensive dental solutions, including teeth cleaning, braces, teeth whitening, fillings, crowns and bridges, and root canals. 

Our commitment to your comfort and satisfaction is unwavering, and we are pleased to introduce our specialized service: the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) Removal.

Why SMART is Crucial?

Dental amalgams (also known as silver fillings)—an outdated material used to repair and restore teeth damaged by decay—contain 50% mercury. Mercury in dental fillings negatively affect a patient’s health through the following process:

  • Chewing, brushing, or drinking hot liquid causes mercury fillings to vaporize (leak mercury vapor). Vaporized mercury is easily absorbed into the bloodstream, affecting various organs, especially the brain. 
  • Mercury from dental amalgams can stay lodged in the body for a long time, typically accumulating over a lifetime. According to autopsy studies, there is a correlation between the amount of mercury in the brain and the number of mercury amalgam fillings in the mouth.
  • Mercury absorbed from dental amalgams can cause body chemistry and organ function to change.

What is SMART Removal?

Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) Removal is a specialized dental procedure designed to safely remove mercury amalgam fillings. SMART Removal reduces the risk of mercury exposure, protecting both the patient and the dental professionals involved. Strict protocols and advanced safety measures followed during SMART Removal include the following:

  • Rubber dam tooth umbrella to shield your mouth
  • Providing disposable covering for hair and skin
  • Removing the fillings in chunks so vapors are not released.
  • Using ozonized water before and after mercury replacements.
  • HEPA filter/ high volume vacuum above patients
  • Office air-purification systems
  • Ionizer to remove any additional mercury particulate in the air.
  • Rinsing with chlorella/activated charcoal to remove traces of mercury
  • Oxygen supply to breathe through the nose

Why Choose SMART Removal at Centra Dental?


Our experienced dental professionals understand the concerns associated with mercury amalgam fillings. With our advanced training and knowledge, we approach SMART removal with expertise and compassion, ensuring a safe and comfortable experience.

Patient-Centric Approach

At Centra Dental, our patients are our priority. We provide personalized care tailored to your unique needs. Our compassionate team is always ready to listen, address your concerns, and create a customized SMART removal plan that suits you.

State-of-the-Art Technology

Equipped with cutting-edge dental technology, we adhere to the highest standards of safety during SMART removal. Our advanced tools and techniques minimize your exposure to mercury vapors, guaranteeing a procedure that prioritizes your well-being.

Comprehensive Assessment

Before proceeding with SMART removal, our dental experts conduct a thorough assessment of your oral health. This assessment ensures that the removal process is tailored to your specific needs, promoting a seamless experience and optimal results.

Learn More About SMART Removal

SMART Removal
International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology

Schedule Your SMART Removal Appointment Today

Choosing SMART removal at Centra Dental means prioritizing your health, safety, and peace of mind. Experience the difference of expert, compassionate care tailored to your needs. Book your SMART removal appointment with us today and embark on a journey to a healthier, mercury-free smile. Your well-being starts with Centra Dental, where excellence and compassion meet for your optimal dental health.

Be sure to contact Centra Dental at (713) 433-7500 to schedule a consultation to determine if SMART Removal is right for you. Our knowledgable staff will take the time to explain all the options available.

Most of our dental services are covered by Medicaid, CHIP and most dental insurance.