We believe that practicing holistic dentistry is a vital part of providing excellent patient care. Holistic dentistry involves using biologically compatible materials, like composite resin fillings instead of amalgam fillings, which contain mercury. We also take measures to ensure safe removal of dental amalgam for the protection of our patients, as well as our team members.
Mercury is a heavy metal making up approximately 50% of dental amalgam. Recently, Sweden has joined several other countries in banning the use of mercury fillings. The US Food and Drug Administration changed positioning on dental amalgam from stating that it is safe to, now, stating that dental amalgam containing mercury poses a hazard for pregnant women, as well as children and people with mercury sensitivity. Our philosophy is, if we would not place it in our or our family members’ mouths, we will not place it in yours.
In the past, all fillings were made of amalgam. Modern dental materials give us an attractive alternative to mercury/amalgam – composite resin. Fillings made with composite resin contain no metal or mercury. They are a major component of holistic dentistry. In addition to biocompatibility, composite fillings mimic the appearance of natural tooth structure. We can tint the composite for your fillings to make it blend with the color of your damaged tooth.
Advanced Dentistry for Distinctive Smiles. Call our Tulsa dental office today at (918) 528-3330 to schedule your consultation with a holistic dentist at élan by Dr. Meghan Hodges. We give Jenks, Broken Arrow, Bixby, Owasso, and surrounding areas personalized service and exemplary care.