You are probably familiar with the term “holistic” and you might have even heard of holistic doctors. A holistic dentist has a degree from dental school along with additional education and research interest in holistic practice methods. Our holistic dentist takes a comprehensive approach to evaluating a patient’s oral health and utilizes treatment options that improve a patient’s overall wellness. For example, when treating patients, our team may inquire about lifestyle choices, dietary factors, and overall medical history to help diagnose conditions and make any necessary adjustments to improve general wellbeing and oral health. Since our team is committed to practicing holistic dentistry, we only use biocompatible restoration materials that are mercury-free. We also provide safe amalgam removal for patients who would like to replace old, metal fillings.
Many folks have concerns about trace mercury vapors in amalgam affecting health. While the extent and likelihood of mercury in amalgam restorations effects on health is unknown, many folks prefer to be cautious and choose restorations made from materials that do not contain mercury. When it comes to fillings, we place composite resin restorations that are made of a mixture of biocompatible plastic and glass. Not only are composite resin fillings mercury-free, they are tooth colored; and therefore restore a smile without negatively affecting a patient’s appearance. Composite resin fillings are durable and properly restore a damaged tooth’s shape and size.
Safe Amalgam Removal
If you have old metal fillings and would like them removed, consider visiting our practice for safe removal services. When we remove old fillings, we take many precautions to ensure that patients are not exposed to mercury vapors. These precautions help ease patient’s fears regarding mercury exposure. We will also replace old fillings with composite resin or porcelain restorations.
To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, call Fresh Leaf Dental today at 714-838-8050 today.