Bio-compatible dentistry is not simply oral care; it is dental healthcare focused on your overall well-being. The term bio-compatibility literally means compatibility with life. A bio-compatible material is not toxic, harmful, or disruptive to your body. One would expect this to be a primary concern when choosing dental materials and procedures. Similarly, you might assume that the importance of the mouth to the rest of the body would be self-evident. Unfortunately, the old-school approach to dentistry was more like that of a mechanic repairing a car part than a healthcare provider. The field of dentistry is advancing past that approach, and biological dentists are leading the way.
“Safe Enough” Isn’t Good Enough For Us
The biological dentist believes that any potential toxin in your mouth is too much, and only bio-compatible materials are safe enough. However, that is only one of many ways that we provide the safest, most bio-compatible, healthiest, highest quality dentistry for a lifetime of great oral health.
To the best of our knowledge and ability, we avoid the use of any potentially hazardous material. We prefer ceramics, such as zirconia and eMax porcelain, which are bio-compatible and beautiful. Metal is avoided entirely when possible. If it is necessary, we use gold, which is considered among the most bio-compatible metals. We use digital X-ray technology, providing our patients with a radiation reduction of 80 to 85 percent, as compared to conventional X-rays. We stay abreast of the latest discoveries and developments in dentistry, to provide modern, evidence-based care. Oral health is vital to the health of your entire body. We provide personalized care, designed with your unique needs in mind.
Healthy smiles, healthy lives
The entire philosophy behind bio-compatible dentistry revolves around the concept of treating the whole person. Your mouth is not separate from your body, and there is much more to oral health than teeth. You need a dentist who sees the big picture, beyond the mechanics of tooth repair because:
- If you can’t chew well, you may avoid healthy foods such as whole grains and raw vegetables.
- If you have harmful bacteria in your mouth, it can spread throughout your body, via your lungs and digestive system.
- If your jaws are not functioning properly, you can experience deferred pain through your upper body including crushing headaches. (TMJ dysfunction).
- If oral tissues are enlarged or poorly positioned, they can inhibit breathing during sleep (apnea).
- If you have untreated periodontal disease, the chronic inflammation may increase your risk for many systemic diseases, including coronary disease.
- If you hate the appearance of your smile, your self-confidence will suffer.
The choice of the right dentist is one of the best decisions you can make for your health, your family, and your quality of life. Call us at (210) 558-3133 and schedule a consultation to learn more.