Non-Toxic Dental Materials for Better Health

Holistic dentistry focuses on whole body health, and nowhere is this more important than in the use of biocompatible and non-toxic dental materials. Understanding how materials introduced into the body react over the short- and long-term enables us to make smart decisions for our health.


What are non-toxic and biocompatible dental materials

Non-toxic dental materials are non-reactive and work with the body’s natural systems. Non-toxic materials are tested and proven to not cause:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Biodegradation
  • Carcinogens
  • The release of substances into the circulatory system

When we speak of biocompatible materials, we are referring to dental materials that function as part of the body’s living tissues. Biocompatible dental materials work with the teeth, jaws and gums. They replace your body’s damaged natural materials, like tooth enamel, to enhance oral health and function.

As a holistic dentist, Dr. Jayne only uses non-toxic and biocompatible materials. In lieu of metals and plastics for fillings and crowns, porcelain and composite are used for dental treatments.

Porcelain is durable, non-toxic and biocompatible. It naturally adheres to your DNA and causes no harmful side effects. Porcelain forms an actual bond with your body that is five times stronger than your natural teeth. It’s the perfect material for crowns and veneers. And best of all, it can be matched to the exact color of your teeth.

Porcelain is durable, non-toxic and biocompatible. It naturally adheres to your DNA and causes no harmful side effects. Porcelain forms an actual bond with your body that is five times stronger than your natural teeth. It’s the perfect material for crowns and veneers. And best of all, it can be matched to the exact color of your teeth.

Dr. Jayne uses porcelain crowns to restore the health, structure, and appearance of your teeth. They have a high aesthetic appeal to make your smile look natural and vibrant. Porcelain veneers restore the shape, color, and appearance of your teeth. Dr. Jayne works closely with you and his dental laboratory to match the opacity of your natural teeth to restorations like crowns and veneers.

Composite is made from resin, and is also used to add structure to teeth. Composite materials resemble natural tooth enamel. Dr. Jayne uses non-toxic composite materials for dental fillings and teeth bonding. This reshapes tooth structure, closes gaps, fills in black triangles, and corrects chips in teeth. For minor restorative dental care treatment, Dr. Jayne will likely recommend using a composite solution.


A note about the materials used in old fillings and crown

Like everything else in technology, dental tech continues to advance.

If you had a cavity filled twenty or more years ago, chances are it’s a mercury amalgam filling. The mercury is safe if the filling was placed correctly and remains intact. But, as time goes on, there is potential that mercury can leak from your restoration. Dentists have learned that mercury fillings can cause toxicity, inflammation, and even tissue damage in some people.

If your tooth was compromised by a crack or a large cavity, you probably have a crown to restore your tooth’s appearance and preserve your natural tooth structure. But, the gold, nickel and resins used in crowns can cause allergic reactions and other adverse effects for some.

If you think you have an old filling or crown and are concerned about the materials used, or you have current dental health needs, we’re here for you. Our holistic approach to dental care keeps your long-term wellness in mind. Contact us today to discuss your treatment options with Dr. Jayne.

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