What Is Green Dentistry?
Your North Hollywood, CA, dentist loves serving the residents of our community and helping them obtain their best possible smiles. We also care about our community and the environment, which is why we practice green dentistry, from the treatments we provide to our office practices. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at how we provide a cleaner and more environmentally-friendly practice!
Restorations Without Mercury
Often fillings and crowns made from a metal mixture known as amalgam contain trace amounts of mercury, which means they could be harmful for young children, pregnant women, the elderly, or people with metal allergies. Also, disposing of them means careful removal using hazardous waste procedures. For a greener option, and one that is safe for people of all ages, we create fillings with composite resin. A unique and metal-free blend of glass and acrylic, this material can be shaded to match the color of your teeth. For crowns, we could use metal-free porcelain or zirconia.
When we take x-rays of your smile, we can peer beneath the gums and oral structures to identify problems in the earliest stages and more accurately plan your treatment. Instead of traditional x-ray technology, we employ a digital alternative. Not only does this use 90% less radiation, but we don’t need to develop the images in harmful chemicals. Instead, the images are taken and instantly visible chairside, so we can also walk you through your diagnosis. The clearer images also provide a diagnosis with greater accuracy and precision. We also use digital technology for everything from designing crowns and bridges to planning and guiding dental implant placement.
Better Office Practices
We also offer efficiency in several other aspects of our practice. For example, to reduce paper waste and save trees, we keep of our records and files stored on computers. Your medical history is better organized, easily available, and doesn’t put a strain on the environment! We also employ more efficient lighting sources and procedures, which use less energy. These technologies also provide better quality, so no negative impacts on your treatment or experience in our office! If you have any questions about our approach to energy efficiency or green technology, then please contact our team today. We would love to schedule a visit or you or a member of your family and help you obtain a healthier and more attractive smile in 2020!
Do You Have Questions About Green Dentistry?
We want to offer advanced technologies and environmentally friendly practices. To get started, please contact our team to schedule your next appointment. For more information on our dental treatments, schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smiles in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.