As holistic and biologic dentist, I want to minimize the affect
of dental disease and dental materials on the body.
It's all about choice in our Charlotte NC practice. Do you
want to be treated with holistic or biologic care (see below)?
With our holistic care:
- We do not place amalgam (mercury metal or silver) fillings.
- We perform safe amalgam (mercury metal or silver) filling removal.
- We do not use fluoride
- We do pulp cap and pulpotomy procedures to prevent root canals in teeth with healthy nerves
- We do not use metal in our fillings, crowns and bridges
- We use an alternative technique for tooth extraction.
- We perform bite balancing procedures.
- We do not do root canals (we do root canals with our biological care however (see below)
With our biologic care we do all the holistic care described above with two differences:
1) We perform biological root canals using oxygen-ozone and biocompatible sealer and.
2) We place both titanium and non-titanium implants.
Why do we offer biologic root canals? Because some people may not be interested in the more invasive and expensive option of removing a tooth and replacing it with an implant, bridge or denture (You have a choice with us.).
Why do we offer titanium implants? First, titanium implants have decades of research and clinical success supporting their use and some patients are more comfortable with their history. Second,presently, non-metal implants have fewer options and are not the best implants to use in some clinical situations. Third, titanium is never in direct contact with the body because it forms an oxide layer on its surface (Again, you have a choice with us).