Mercury Removal

Mercury Removal

Mercury Removal Dentist in Long Beach, CA

Are you living with outdated, unattractive mercury amalgam fillings?

Replace mercury restorations and refresh your smile in our high-tech office!

Mercury removalFor over 20 years The Dental Wellness Center has been “mercury-free,” which means that we do not use any mercury amalgam fillings. Importantly, we’re also “mercury-safe,” which means that our office is specially-equipped with technology that allows our team to safely remove and replace mercury restorations.

Traditionally, mercury amalgam fillings have been used to restore teeth that were damaged due to injury or infection. Although sometimes referred to as “silver amalgam,” dental amalgam fillings are actually composed from about 55% mercury, 44% silver and 1% of trace metals like zinc, copper and tin.

One downside of amalgam fillings is immediately visible post-treatment; amalgam fillings, being made of a mixture of metals, tended to make the affected tooth appear dark and dull.

However, even more importantly, mercury fillings:

  • expand and contract in response to temperature. (Almost all teeth treated with mercury fillings will eventually fracture due to the expansion of the metal. Sometimes these fractures are so severe that the tooth requires root canal therapy, or it must be extracted.)
  • continually release poisonous mercury vapor
  • may release more mercury vapor depending upon their size, and type of stimulation (temperature, chewing, teeth grinding, etc.)
  • can interact with gold fillings to heightened release of mercury
  • have been banned in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, and Germany—Austria have banned using amalgam in pregnant women and children under 18 years of age

One of the times that mercury fillings are most volatile is when they are being removed. As a mercury-safe practice, our office is equipped to keep our patients and staff safe during amalgam replacement.

  • A rubber dam in the patient’s mouth keeps filling debris from being swallowed
  • Fillings are kept cool with cold water during filling removal to minimize mercury vapor release
  • Fillings are “chunked” out, rather than being drilled away completely; drilling creates minute amalgam particles, which release more vapor
  • High-volume evacuation is used to capture amalgam particles and mercury vapor
  • The patient wears a nasal hood during the removal process
  • Treatment room air is filtered to capture residual mercury vapor and other contaminants.

Why do many people trust Long Beach dentist Dr. McBride for mercury removal?

Holistic, Big Picture Care

Dr. McBride considers both your oral health and your overall wellbeing when replacing your mercury fillings. During your initial interview with our team, we’ll talk about how mercury replacement may affect any ongoing health issues with which you are dealing. Ultimately, bite, tooth wear, and plaque analyses will help us design an optimal restoration for you, specifically.

Restoration Options

The Dental Wellness Center offers both porcelain and gold dental fillings—we’ll work together to determine which type of restoration is best for you. In general, gold restorations are often better for back teeth, which will be under a lot of pressure. A patient may choose porcelain fillings to treat more visible front teeth. The important thing is that you have options; you won’t be stuck with a one-size-fits-all restoration.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

The Dental Wellness Center is specially-equipped to provide safe mercury removal and replacement. Safety measures include protective gear for patients and doctors, as well as high capacity ventilation and vacuum systems in treatment rooms.

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David Chapman 2 reviews
★★★★★ 2 months ago
Best Dental Care, BAR NONE! Always friendly and professional! I highly recommend Dr. McBride and his excellent Staff.
Dr. McBride partners with the Best Oral Surgeons and Labs to deliver a quality product and experience that I am absolutely thrilled with. His Staff is fantastic! In short, I and my family are so thankful for this team of professionals and their phenomenal care.
Sincerely, David C.
Sally Stanton ★★★★★ 4 months ago
I looked high and low for a Holistic dentist to remove my Amalgam fillings. Finding Dr. McBride was the perfect solution as the driving distance was only 1/2 hour. The whole staff was terrific. They took the time to explain the procedures and treated me with the upmost respect.
Dr. McBride has a great system to protect both the patient and the staff. He has a great chair-side manner and really made sure I was comfortable and informed. I felt very confident in his expertise and my teeth look beautiful.

I would go to him for all my dentist needs but I prefer a closer location for the routine stuff.
Ethel Powers 7 reviews
★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
My first experience with holistic dentistry. I learned so much about why dental health is important and not just getting the procedures. Each experience is specialized and tailored to each patient. One procedure does not fit all at Dental Wellness Center.
Christine jira 1 review・2 photos
★★★★★ a week ago
This office is one of the only Holistic dental offices around. The dentist is very knowledgeable, the hygenist is too and the rest of the staff is very helpful. You can trust them to put you first.
Wayne Daniels 3 reviews
★★★★★ 6 months ago
I would never go to another dentist after experiencing Dr McBride and his merry team. Dr McBride has pioneering knowledge and abilities way beyond the competition. I fully trust his work and enjoy his authentic, jovial nature, which makes “going to the dentist” a comfortable, friendly and priceless experience.
If anyone is seeking the best, look no further!
Thank you to all at Dr McBride’s.
Byron brand 1 review
★★★★★ 5 months ago
Dr. McBride is the best. I’ve gone to him for years. He’s a master at his work. When your dealing with your teeth, you want a perfectionist. He’s all that and more. Dentistry is his passion. Always has been, always will be. There’s no better!
pharo63t 3 reviews
★★★★★ 5 months ago
Extremely Friendly staff. I felt very comfortable everytime I came in. I have already recommended the Dental Wellness Center to my wife and a friend. I went in for mercury amalgam removal and its was all removed with any pain. Mr. McBride took all the right precautions and teaches you whats going on in your mouth and what they can do to fix it. It was just a great experience and the staff is so amazing!!
Cristina Harding 2 reviews
★★★★★ 6 months ago
I highly recommend this dental office. I recently became a patient of Dr. McBride. I am so grateful to have found him and his staff. They are all very kind and understanding. I have never felt so comfortable at a dental office. Dr. McBride has helped me understand the steps to improving my dental and overall health. After seeing Dr. McBride I am much more confident in understanding my own health.
Plumeria Flower 1 review
★★★★★ a month ago
Dr. McBride and staff are working hard to get my teeth in line. Its truly an on going process with the Dental Wellness Team. I am proud to be with this excellent Team for my dental needs.
Jan Cole 1 review
★★★★★ 7 months ago
The best care in dentistry. Dr McBride and his staff are professional, friendly and extremely nice. I truly appreciate Dr McBride’s orientation towards educating his patients empowering us all to being the best stewards of our dental health which by the way directly correlates and impacts the health of our entire body. I am a completely satisfied patient of RPM Dentistry.
💕 Jan
Richard Perez 3 reviews・1 photo
★★★★★ 2 months ago
Dr .McBride is a passionate man .He takes his profession to a rare level of expertise because he he cares for his patients.
Authentic Antenna 2 reviews
★★★★★ 7 months ago
This office is a class act. It is clean. Everyone is friendly. Dr. McBride is the best I’ve ever seen or met in dentistry. He knows what proper health-full dental work is and isn’t, and has been a pioneer and champion in fighting for the truth about what is really going on in our mouths. I feel good every single time I am in his office. For years I’ve known how rigged modern dentistry is. Right here, in our community, is a real life hero bringing solutions to serious problems that modern dentistry has caused. I loved my old dentist but he lied to me. Flat out lied to me. And the dentist before him also did me no favors. I know I’m getting the best care in this practice and I would encourage anyone who cares about truth and health to choose Dr. McBride and his team of qualified professionals.
Maya Natural Antibacterials 1 review
★★★★★ 3 months ago
Amazing staff, excellent dental care, and well worth the expense to know they won’t be pushing dangerous chemicals and toxins.
Greg Keebler 1 review
★★★★★ 5 months ago
I just can’t enough wonderful things about Leanne, Rachel, Julie and the amazing Dr. McBride! They are all such caring and comforting people.

I had full dentures done about which I was nervous, due to all the extractions needed and then just the thought of dentures.

Dr, McBride took so much time educating me on the process and I immediately felt at ease.
The thing that impressed me so much to proceed was that he is well-known as an artist in this field and takes great care and time to build them himself.

They fit perfectly without adjustment an hour after all my extractions. And I only took a Tylenol post-surgery! Dr. Telles was his referral for the surgery and I could not have been more pleased with Dr. Telles either.

It’s been about 4 months now and I could not be happier with my decision to go with perfect-fitting dentures from Dr. McBride. And saved $40k over implant costs.

Dentures may not be for everyone, but neither are implants! You owe it to yourself to talk with Dr. McBride before making a final decision.
Bryce gubler 1 review
★★★★★ 7 months ago
Dr. Robert Mcbride is one of the best dentists I’ve ever had the privilege to meet and I come from a family of dentists! I recently had a bike accident and he, not only made himself available and fit me into his busy schedule, but he also made himself available over the weekend while he was traveling to make sure I had all the necessary care and information to support me while I was going through the motions after my accident. He gives you 100% of quality time and attention to your needs. I would recommend him to anyone who really wants the best for their oral needs Thank you, Doc!.
Mark Summa 2 reviews
★★★★★ 9 months ago
I was very impressed with how thorough Dr. McBride was on the first 2 hour exam and how much information he gathered concerning my oral health. He and his staff imparted this information to me and mapped out a treatment plan. Over the course of several months of treatment he has restored my oral health and given my life back with more energy and no pain. I highly recommend Dr. McBride and the Dental Wellness Center.
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