person is a unique biochemical individual. As
such, the only way to find the most suitable dental
each person is to do a serum allergy test. This
reactivity test is done by Clifford Consulting and
Inc. Our practice can provide you with a
test kit and referral to a physician for further investigation into
toxicity and detoxification.
restorations in the mouth such as amalgams, fillings or crowns should
changed to compatible materials. This
would eliminate the constant source of toxins weighing down your immune
system. Before any new dental products
are used in the mouth, you should test yourself for biocompatibilities
increasing your toxic load.
patient in this practice, you will be made aware of all known options
you can help choose the appropriate materiel.
You are the only one who knows what is the proper choice for you, based
on health status and life style, expectations, finances and time.
- Composite - a special plastic material that has
a chemical and mechanical bond to tooth structure, is tooth colored,
requires less tooth structure to be trimmed away. It is expected to
last over 7 years and it is recommended for small to moderate size
fillings. It reinforces the tooth and makes it stronger. Placement is
technique sensitive and therefore, more expensive.
- Gold alloy - used when maximum strength is
required and appearance is not a factor. Gold restorations are used
when more tooth structure is missing and when patients have grinding
problems. It is more expensive than composite. Only gold alloys without
nickel or beryllium are nontoxic.
- Titanium - used in dental implants and other
prosthetic replacements throughout the body. Used when gold alloys are
not compatible and the cost is more than gold alloy.
- Porcelain - used for appearance over metallic
alloys and when wear resistance is not important. Recommended alone for
single tooth restorations or anterior bridges in patients without
bruxism (grinding) problems. Used alone when patients are non
compatible with metals. Some experts consider all metals to be
disruptive and therefore, should never be used in the body.
- Denture materials - are acrylics,
chromium-cobolt alloys, gold or titanium alloys or nylon depending on
compatibility. Are reinforced by metals to increase rigidity and
retention for best function.
ONE MUST ALWAYS WEIGH BIOCOMPATIBILITY
AGAINST FUNCTION AND DURABILITY.