Mercury Free Dentistry
There are growing concerns and awareness of the effects of mercury fillings on general health. Amalgam fillings comprise of 50 to 65% mercury and are ‘amalgamated’ with tin and silver. It was previously thought that was ‘locked in’ to amalgam. This has proved not to be the case.
Dentists all over the world remove millions of amalgam fillings every day, with no regard for the possible mercury exposure that can result from grinding them out. Much of the time, a new amalgam filling goes back in place of the old one. many dental establishments claim that amalgam is a stable material that emits little or no mercury, but then turn around and blame the mercury free dentists for “unnecessarily exposing patients to excess mercury” when removing amalgams electively. Well, which one is it? Stable or Mercury emitting?
We advocate mercury-free dentistry to reduce toxicity for everyone, especially the chemically sensitive. Amalgam use is avoided in our practice because of toxicity problems associated with mercury and low levels of mercury vapour released over time.
We feel that mercury/amalgam is not only bad for your teeth but also for the human body in general. Our wellness initiative focuses on our patient’s optimum health; therefore we are strong advocates of mercury free dentistry. Becoming a mercury-free practice is just one more step in meeting our goal of helping you achieve optimum dental care for your health, your looks and your life.
Our Health Focus
Many dentists focus only on the mechanical, cosmetic or functional aspects of dentistry (and these of course are vitally important) but we also believe that the dentistry we provide must take account of the whole of the patient’s biological system. For that reason our cosmetic dentists marry the conventional with the alternative to achieve a holistic dentistry approach to oral care.
We believe that holistic dentistry has the ability to deal with many general health issues that may appear to be unrelated to the mouth and conversely that many dental issues have an impact on body systems remote from, but connected to the mouth.
Metal - Free Holistic Dentistry
Apart from providing quality dentistry we are a progressive dental practice and do not use mercury containing filling material (amalgam). We specialise, among other treatments, in the safe removal of old amalgams and replacement with white natural looking fillings. Whilst we cannot guarantee that mercury is the cause of a patient’s ill health, we have witnessed significant improvements in the health of numerous patients who have undergone our mercury removal programme.
Our experienced cosmetic dentists offer safe removal of amalgam fillings and replacement with more biocompatible materials which include metal-free.
Composite White fillings
A tooth-coloured resin and glass mixture used to restore decayed or broken teeth. Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.
Composite Inlays or Onlays
Composite inlays and onlays are a good choice for people with tooth decay which is too far advanced for a filling but not serious enough for a crown.
A porcelain onlay is a custom-made and shaped insert that perfectly fits inside of a prepared tooth. It is securely bonded to replace the damaged part of the tooth
These type of cosmetic crown are purely made from ceramic and no other material , they provide better natural color match than any other crown type and may be more suitable for people with metal allergies
A ceramic bridge is similar to a conventional type of bridge in that it is comprised of a false tooth (pontic) and a couple of crowns which act as an anchor for the false tooth.
Resin Bonded Bridges
Resin bonded bridges are a minimally invasive option for replacing missing teeth. The resin bonded is primarily used for your front teeth.