2 Holistic Ways to Treat Your Smile
Holistic simply means taking the entirety of your health and wellbeing into account when designing your appropriate dental treatment. At our office, it’s a guiding principle in caring for every one of our patients, and while it takes many forms, the two most common are reconstructive and oral surgery procedures. In addition to advanced digital imaging and diagnostic technologies, we incorporate advanced materials and techniques that not only restore your oral health but also have wide-ranging benefits for your overall wellbeing.
Restoration without Metal
Metal amalgam fillings and other restorations have long been popular, effective restorative materials. However, despite being effective, metal isn’t as biocompatible as materials like composite resin and dental ceramic (porcelain). For example, a composite filing contains no mercury or other trace metals, but can withstand heavy bite pressure while effectively treating a cavity and blending in with the tooth. For larger restorations, like dental crowns, we can replace metal with lifelike ceramic, which mimics healthy tooth structure in appearance and texture so as not to cause undue wear on opposing teeth.
Surgery with Lasers
Oral surgery is a common solution for many different procedures, such as cosmetic gum contouring and certain forms of periodontal treatment. A specially calibrated laser can perform many of these procedures in a minimally invasive manner, with significantly less bleeding and no need for sutures afterward. This means improved precision and esthetic results as well as a much lower risk of infection during and after your procedure.
Learn More About the Benefits of Holistic Dentistry
Your smile isn’t an island; it’s intricately connected to the rest of your wellbeing, and holistic dental services take that into account. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smile in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.