We rely on biocompatibility testing to make sure we use only materials suited to your unique biochemical and bioenergetic needs.
As a mercury-free, mercury-safe practice, we NEVER use “silver” dental amalgam for fillings, which are not so much silver as mercury – about 50% mercury, in fact.
The tooth-colored composites we use instead are fluoride-free and release no BPA or related compounds. They also require us to remove less natural tooth structure, helping your teeth remain strong and sturdy, less apt to break.
Inlays & Onlays
When a tooth is damaged too much for a filling but not quite enough to justify a crown, it may be repaired with an inlay or onlay instead. With one of these restorations, you get to retain much more natural tooth structure.
This means less trauma to your tooth and a stronger, more stable and longer-lasting restoration.
Inlays fill the space between the cusps of the tooth being restored. Onlays fill that space, too, but also cover one or more cusps. Generally, onlays are needed when the tooth damage is more extensive.
All of the inlays and onlays we provide are metal-free, biocompatible porcelain or composite.
When decay is more extensive, a crown may be needed. All of the crowns we place are 100% ceramic or porcelain, never fused to metal, so you’ll never get dark lines showing through along the gum line.
Ceramic crowns look – and function – like natural teeth.
Metal-Free Dental Implants
While partials are an option for replacing missing teeth, implants offer a permanent solution. They’re practically identical to natural teeth in look, feel, and function. And with proper care, they can last just as long.
We simply place a ceramic post in your jaw – like an artificial tooth root – then place a crown or bridge on top. Your smile is whole again.
See samples of our cosmetic and restorative work in our Smile Gallery.
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