Dr. Kathy Zahedi and the team of dentists at Kathy Zahedi, DDS, and Associates in Santa Monica, California, proudly practice biological dentistry. Dr. Zahedi protects patients from the danger of mercury vapors that leak from mercury amalgam fillings by safely removing the old fillings and replacing them with alternative fillings that don’t contain mercury.
Biological dentistry promotes optimal dental care using safe, non-toxic treatments that won’t cause harm to your body. This whole-body approach is especially focused on the danger of mercury in dental fillings.
Mercury in dental fillings: Even though they’re called silver fillings, dental amalgam fillings are made from a mix of metals and the fillings are about half mercury. Mercury vapors are released from these dental fillings, especially during chewing, tooth brushing, dental cleaning, and when teeth are clenched.
Out of concern over the potential health consequences of inhaling toxic mercury vapor, dentists practicing biological dentistry use alternative fillings and specialize in removing mercury-containing fillings.
Dr. Zahedi is IAOMT SMART certified, and when removing mercury amalgam fillings, Dr. Zahedi follows a detailed protocol to ensure your safety as mercury is vaporized during the procedure. Using the most advanced science, experts have developed a step-by-step procedure that includes protective measures such as:
Dr. Zahedi uses state-of-the-art dental instruments to section the filling into chunks, remove it in pieces that are as large as possible, and finish the job quickly.
Once your old fillings are removed, your tooth will be refilled using one of a variety of alternative fillings. Possible choices include:
Resin composite: Made of a plastic resin reinforced with powdered glass filler, and the color blends in with teeth
Glass ionomer: Made from organic acids and other components, sometimes contain a glass filler, is tooth-colored, and works best for small fillings
Porcelain and gold: Both are durable but usually more expensive than other fillings
If you have any questions or concerns about your old fillings, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Zahedi to schedule a consultation and learn about safe dental fillings without toxic mercury.
At Kathy Zahedi, DDS & Associates, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed. Please note the specialists in our practice are not contracted with these insurances.
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