Bio-compatibility Screening of Materials Used
If you are in need of fillings or other tooth restoration materials we want to make sure that the materials used will not cause adverse affects. We accomplish this by testing every patient before the material is used.
In the past few years there has been a growing concern for the potential health hazards imposed by use of dental materials that include toxic compounds. The most common source of concern has been the mercury found in silver fillings. Mercury is one of the most toxic metals found in nature and is a major component of silver fillings (up to 50 %). Because of this, the Center For Holistic Dentistry, has been using a composite instead of mercury silver fillings since 1983.
Because each of us presents a unique situation it is important that composite and other materials to be used in our mouths is screened to insure bio-compatibility for us. Therefore we screen each patient to make sure the materials we use will not have an allergic reaction or other adverse affect.
The goal of dentistry has been to develop materials that would simulate natural tooth structure as closely as possible, in appearance and physical proprieties. Over the years as dentistry has evolved there have been a growing number of options available for repairing teeth. Though materials will continue to evolve, modern technology now provides us with a broad range of excellent options.
We test each material we use for each patient to verify its compatibility to the patient. To accomplish this we use various means including; Clifford blood tests, Applied Kinesiology, CRA, and electro-dermal screening.
In addition to concerns of bio-compatibility, when choosing a restoration we have to consider the size of the defect to be repaired, the function of the tooth and surface involved, and whether the strength of the tooth has been compromised by prior decay or fillings. The strength, durability, and cosmetic acceptability of the material to be used are also considered.
You can read on to learn more about bio-compatible dental materials used.
- Biological General Dentistry
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Bio-compatibility Screening of Materials Used
- Safe Removal of Mercury Amalgam Fillings
- Natural Integrative Therapy for Gum Disease and Tooth Decay
- TMJ Cranial Therapy
- Dental Somatic Integration™
- The Dental Treatment of Snoring and Sleep Apnea
- Dental Acupuncture
- Applied Kinesiology
- Dental Implants