Smart, Safe Mercury Removal

Do you have one or more amalgam dental fillings? Dr. Ratna Indah is the only dentist in Mountain View and Sunnyvale, CA who holds a SMART certification, a special distinction awarded to dentists who have been educated on the safest and most current mercury removal procedures!

What are Amalgam Fillings?

Amalgam fillings are comprised of powdered metal alloys and potentially dangerous liquid mercury. Until several decades ago, amalgam fillings were the standard for posterior (back) teeth because of their durability and longevity.

Today, tooth-colored fillings and crowns are the standard alternatives to amalgam fillings. The materials available today are superior to those of the past because they are safe and are designed to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. Furthermore, with tooth-colored dental fillings, you needn’t be concerned about the unhealthy impact that mercury can have on your overall health!

Free Virtual Consult

Do you want to improve your smile? Do you have dental concerns?

Our online consults haven’t stopped! We are working hard to make sure your dental needs don’t have to wait! Connect with us today and get all of your questions answered for free in three easy steps.

1. Upload a smile photo or area of concern

2. We will create a personalized video with recommendations

3. View your video and schedule an appointment

What Is SMART Certification?

SMART dentistry stands for Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique. Dr. Indah is SMART certified through the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT). Because removing amalgam fillings can release additional mercury vapor, safe removal is essential!

Here are some of the precautions we follow when removing amalgam fillings in our Mountain View, CA dental practice:

  • Proper air filtration and circulation
  • Adequate rubber dam barrier use
  • Protective gowns for the dentist and patient
  • Use of a dental vacuum (suction)
  • Oxygen use
  • Efficient procedures
  • Environmentally appropriate disposal

Are Mercury Amalgam Fillings Safe?

Even though mercury had been deemed safe by the American Dental Association and Food and Drug Administration, some patients develop aversions to the mercury in their amalgam fillings. At Dental Arts of Mountain View, Dr. Ratna Indah and the rest of our team understand your concerns and are here to help you achieve your dental health goals. We also recognize that some patients are sensitive to metals and deserve a safe alternative!

Will I Have A White Filling After My Amalgam Is Removed?

Depending on the age and size of your silver mercury filling, Dr. Indah may opt to replace it with a natural, metal-free, tooth-colored filling.

If the amalgam is particularly large or it has caused the tooth to crack, a tooth crown may be a more stable alternative.

During your safe mercury removal consultation, Dr. Indah will discuss your options, as well as expected outcomes so that you can make an educated choice that works best for your dental health and lifestyle.

Call Us for Safe Mercury Filling Removal!

Our office always welcomes new patients. If you would like to discuss your overall health and how safe mercury removal can positively impact your life, call us today.

We speak Spanish and Portuguese!

See what others are saying...

renee gibeaurenee gibeau
14:23 06 Apr 21
I am terrified of going to the dentist. Dr. Van and his team are amazing. I felt zero pain during my restoration procedure. Dr. Van and his team answered my questions and made me feel at ease. The entire staff is friendly and incredibly helpful.
azam nooraniazam noorani
07:11 24 Mar 21
Hello,I would like to take a moment and thank Dr. Van and staff of Dental Arts of Mountain View specially Susie!My husband and I have started going to this dental office 20 years ago when Dr. MC Evoy and Kathy were still working there. They both were amazing and we missed them so much.Now we are seeing Dr. Van who is wonderful, thoughtful and caring as well. And of course his team.Thanks to Rosie and Susie and new staff who are always friendly and very nice. My special thanks to Susie as she was the first person welcoming me 20 years ago, she is so caring and always greeting me with my first language as I feel I'm home:)Thank you so much!Azam
05:52 12 Feb 21
Thank you to all of Dental Arts of Mountain view staff. You all provide wonderful service and amazing energy. ✨
Alexander SutyaginAlexander Sutyagin
17:57 04 Feb 21
I like how professional Dr. Van is. I would definitely recommend him to anyone having non-trivial dental needs.
Max LaettnerMax Laettner
03:11 02 Feb 21
I’ve gone to see Dr. Van multiple times and I cannot recommend him enough! His relaxed, but attentive care made me feel at ease each time I’ve gone to see him. Dr. Van is a great dentist in a great office!
Ginny LaettnerGinny Laettner
01:33 02 Feb 21
Dental Arts of Mountain View is the best experience you can have going to the dentist. Dr. Van has the best bedside manner of any dentist I’ve ever had. He has a calm and caring demeanor, is very meticulous and decisive with his work, and takes the time to walk you through his plan and recommendations. His support staff similarly exemplify top level skills and customer service, including his assistants Shellissa and Lo. Rosie and Bianca in the front office are also so friendly and professional. I would strongly recommend going here!
Heather OkanoHeather Okano
00:03 06 Nov 20
Always professional, helpful, and thorough. I recommend Peggy (dental hygienist) and Dr. Indah highly!

Contact Us

(650) 969 -2600


105 South Dr #200, Mountain View, CA 94040

Mon: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tues: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wed: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thur: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 8:30am – 2:00pm