What is holistic dentistry?
Also referred to as biocompatible dentistry, holistic dentistry focuses on ensuring that your dental care is good not only for your oral health, but for your overall wellbeing. Our caring dentist, Dr. Marla Wilson, is dedicated to providing you with high-quality dental care that improves the health of your smile and is beneficial to your total health. As part of holistic dentistry in Indianapolis, Indiana, we only use non-toxic restorative dental materials and products, and we may use individual biocompatibility tests to ensure that certain materials are safe for your health. While dental materials have improved dramatically over time, nothing can truly duplicate natural teeth and bone. Because of this, dental materials may be potentially incompatible or reactive, and they may even cause allergic or toxic reactions. These reactions vary from patient to patient and may appear immediately or accumulate over a number of years. Dr. Marla Wilson, our gentle dentist, uses BPA-free fillings and other materials to reduce the likelihood of negative reactions. We offer materials, such as ceramic restorations, that are healthier in long-term use than traditional materials. We work to optimize the health, function, comfort, stability, and aesthetics of your smile.
What is green dentistry?
We want to provide dentistry that is not only good for your oral health, but is also good for the environment. We use digital X-rays to reduce radiation exposure by up to 90% and to eliminate lead waste and disposal problems. Our goal is to treat you with great care and skill that is good for your smile, your body, and the planet! We welcome you to call or visit us at Premier Dental Care today to learn more.
What is serum biocompatibility testing?
If we believe that a more accurate, individual assessment is needed for testing specific material compatibility, we may recommend the Clifford Compatibility test. This method was developed in the mid-1980s to test for sensitivity to dental materials. This blood drawn test can be completed at any medical lab, and the samples are sent to the testing center in Colorado where technicians test the IGE and IGA antibody compatibility to over 5,000 dental materials. This ensures that the dentist is using the most biocompatible materials for a patient. We use this test because we are committed to providing you with safe, effective dental care.
Biocompatibility is a key consideration to restoring a patients’ mouth and teeth to optimum health and function. Biocompatibility refers to how a material interacts with the human body and how those interactions determine the clinical success of a medical device. Materials have constantly improved, and we use the most non-toxic ones available.