Biocompatible Fillings in New Jersey
At Holistic Dental Center, we take a holistic approach to your dental care while integrating traditional medicine. Our holistic dental care process uses biocompatible materials at our practice. We believe that biocompatible fillings are the best choice for you and your health, and we are committed to providing you with the highest quality care.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about these safe and effective dental fillings and which are right for you.
What are biocompatible fillings?
Non-toxic dental materials like biocompatible fillings work with the body, not against it. These non-reactive materials do not release substances into the circulatory system, so they do not cause allergic reactions, biodegradation, or carcinogens.
At the Holistic Dental Center, we opt to use fillings made from materials compatible with the human body and have minimal impact on overall health. Our biocompatible filling materials are tooth-colored, but more importantly, they are:
- Free from BPA and Bis-GMA
What We Know About Dental Fillings
Over 100 years ago, dentists began placing a combination of metals in patients’ mouths as dental fillings. This amalgamation of metals is composed primarily of toxic mercury, followed by a blend of silver, copper, tin, and other trace metals.
Most general dentists no longer use amalgam fillings because advanced technology has allowed for better options. Because they no longer use mercury amalgam fillings, many practices present themselves as being “mercury-free.”
However, this doesn’t always mean they will use safe removal protocols to replace existing mercury fillings. If the removal process isn’t done correctly, you may be exposed to additional mercury vapors and particles when having a filling removed or replaced.
Be careful when presented with this common marketing tactic. Not all dentists who advertise themselves as “mercury-free” actually offer mercury-safe practices.
Oral Health Benefits of Using Biocompatible Fillings
Biocompatible fillings are an excellent choice for both your oral and overall health.
There are many benefits of biocompatible fillings, including:
- Safety: Biocompatible fillings are made of materials that will not cause any adverse reactions in your body and are mercury-free. This makes them an excellent option for patients with allergies or sensitivities to certain materials.
- Aesthetics: Biocompatible fillings can be made to match the color of your teeth so that they will blend in seamlessly with your smile.
- Durability: Biocompatible fillings are solid and long-lasting, and they will not discolor your teeth or harm your body as toxic metal fillings can.
Compatibility of Dental Materials
It’s important to know what dental materials are made of, especially for patients with allergies or medical conditions that may compromise the immune system because their bodies are already working overtime to combat these problems.
With biocompatible dentistry, we use dental materials and products that naturally align with the human body, maintaining or improving the patient’s overall health. For patients who have chemical sensitivities, we use a blood test called a Clifford Materials testing profile.
Even if you don’t have known or existing health problems, patients should consider the Clifford Materials testing profile as a preventive measure before replacing any fillings. Because our bodies are constantly exposed to environmental toxins, we want to minimize any additional toxin exposure as much as possible.
Common Dental Materials Used in Fillings
There are several different types of dental materials available, and your dentist will choose the one that is best for your particular situation.
Porcelain biocompatible fillings are made from a ceramic material similar to natural tooth enamel. They are solid and durable, and they can be color-matched to blend in with natural teeth. In addition, porcelain biocompatible fillings are less likely to cause sensitivity than other fillings.
Composite Resin Fillings
Composite resin fillings are also more aesthetically pleasing, and we can match them to the natural color of the teeth. However, not all composite resin materials are created equal. Holistic dentists believe that oral health is essential to overall health, and they strive to use only safe, biocompatible materials in their practices. We’ve selected specific composite resin materials that are free of BPA, Bis-GMA, and fluoride.
Biocompatible Fillings FAQs
Yes, we do! Our skilled and certified dentists can safely remove a patient’s amalgam fillings and replace them with biocompatible materials that are safe for your body and mercury-free. We know patients’ concerns about mercury toxicity and mercury exposure, so we offer a safe, mercury-free amalgam removal treatment.
Contact Us for Biocompatible Fillings
If you are looking for an effective way to restore your smile that’s free of toxins and mercury metals, biocompatible fillings may be the proper treatment. We offer various restorative dentistry services that can help improve your oral health and overall well-being. Our dentists will consider our patients’ whole bodies for treatment, not just their teeth.
Contact the Holistic Dental Center of New Jersey today to learn more about biocompatible dentistry and schedule an appointment with our dental team.