Biocompatibility is the process of testing dental materials to make sure you are not allergic to the filling, crown, etc. We realize the necessity for biocompatibility of our materials for our patients. We always encourage patients to have allergy testing done to rule out potentially harmful materials for specific patients. All patients are unique and should be treated that way!
We choose independently reviewed and rated dental materials based on a track record of biocompatibility and strength. We have avoided the use of mercury, nickel, and beryllium-based dental materials for years. Our patients can request information on how to obtain a custom biocompatibility report which would make individual and specific dental materials recommendations for their overall dental care.
The biocompatibility of our dental materials and wellness-focused dentistry provides benefits for our patients. Our focus is to:
Health begins with what you put into your mouth! Good dental hygiene practices, regular tooth cleanings, and our holistic approach can give you a more pleasant experience at the dental office and a healthier outlook.
We commonly recommend testing for patients with more than a handful of known allergies or who have worries that they could be allergic to a specific dental material. Dental toxicity can occur in patients when foreign material is placed in the mouth as part of a restorative procedure and the patient’s immune system subsequently rejects it. Proper testing can help us prevent the placement of a potentially harmful toxin into your mouth. More details can be found on the website of our biocompatibility partner, Biocomp Labs.
We know that despite the increased sensitivity to biocompatibility concerns there are a lot of details to track. That’s why we have a dedicated associate on staff who can answer any questions you may have on the materials we use or the testing available to you. Please contact our office and ask for “Pam” as she would be glad to help you!
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