Many people today are taking a more holistic approach to their health, and in doing so, have valid hesitations about what they will allow into their bodies—even at the dentist’s office. Dr. Marianna Farber of Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry takes the concerns of her patients seriously and is happy to provide mercury-free, metal-free, and toxin-free care.
Holistic Dentistry by Avoiding Toxic Materials
You may already know that traditional “silver” fillings have more mercury in them than silver. They are more accurately called amalgam fillings. An amalgam is a mixture of mercury with some other metal. And while official sources have told us that mercury in the mouth is safe when it is bound in an amalgam, many patients have their doubts.
Dr. Marianna Farber is a mercury-free dentist, and as such, does not offer silver amalgam fillings. For filling cavities and restoring compromised teeth, her material of choice is a tooth-colored, composite resin. These materials make for beautiful, durable restorations. You can read more about the many advantages of mercury-free dentistry here.
For crowns, Dr. Farber uses a variety of ceramic materials to deliver metal-free crowns to her patients. She uses porcelain, lithium disilicate, and zirconia, varying the material according to the circumstances.
If you have the results of Clifford tests, bring those in and we will work with you to avoid any materials to which you have demonstrated sensitivities.
Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal
If you have any mercury-containing restorations in your mouth, you may have concerns about getting them removed safely. To address this, Dr. Farber performs sanitary amalgam removal, which means that she will isolate the tooth and use high-volume suction to keep you from inhaling or ingesting any mercury-containing debris, both during and right after your procedure.
If you are wary about having certain dental materials in your mouth and are looking for a dentist with a holistic approach, give us a call or request an appointment online.