Modern Smile Dental performs "Safe Mercury removal" based on all guidelines from International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT). Dr. Michelle M. Janbakhsh is a member of this organization.
Cosmetic fillings are composite fillings made of a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin medium that produces a tooth-colored filling that is nearly invisible in your mouth. Cosmetic fillings are the alternative to traditional amalgam fillings, and are used to replace areas of decay in a tooth. Cosmetic fillings bond very tightly to your existing teeth and work extremely well for small cavities. There is obviously no danger of metal-sensitivity.
The traditional older style "Amalgam" fillings are much darker than natural tooth structure, causing a sharp contrast with the color of your natural teeth. This is sometimes referred to as the “metal-mouth” look. Amalgams can corrode and leak over time, potentially staining teeth. Additionally, many are now concerned over the health consequences of mercury content in amalgams.
Amalgam fillings can fracture and crumble at the edges, and cause teeth to fracture due to the expansion/contraction of the metals in the filling. Many times during removal of an old amalgam filling, there is a chance there has been recurrent decay under the filling. This is due to the microscopic leakage that occurs along the edges of the filling. We recommend old amalgam fillings be removed when they are discovered to have cracks, leakage or decay.
Modern Smile Dental uses a biological, holistic approach to dental care considering your oral health is important in relationship to your overall health and wellness. Biological/Holistic Family Dentistry is a safe, mercury free and mercury safe environment.
I had heard of Dr. Jan through a family friend, and was amazed at the diligence of her work. She spent time thoroughly explaining the treatment options with me, along with having an excellent staff to assist. I highly recommend her !
The office and staff are always friendly and welcoming. Dr. Janbakhsh is wonderful. She is very informative and caring. Love this place, and would recommend it to anyone!
What a great dentist. This was my first visit, but I feel that Dr. Janbakhsh is very kind, knowledgeable, and listens to her patients. I can't wait to get my mouth to a healthy state. I trust the staff's recommendations and look forward to my future visits.
The staff at Modern Smile Dental are very professional and friendly. Dr. Jan is amazing. Dr Jan is very thorough and really listens to any concerns you may have. I would highly recommend Modern Smile Dental.