The point of dental treatment is to restore and improve the health or appearance of your teeth. If the materials used in your dental work aren’t biocompatible (interact well with your biological tissues), then the end-result may prove more harmful than beneficial. With a dedication to providing innovative, biocompatible dentistry services to patients of all ages, our Sunnyvale, Ca, dental practice offers a variety of treatments designed to help, not harm, your teeth and oral structures.
The Best Way to Fill Cavities
One of the most significant applications of biocompatible dentistry is filling the cavities, or holes, that form in teeth as a result of common tooth decay. In recent history, the most-frequently used material for dental fillings was metal amalgam. The amalgam is strong, but also contains trace amounts of mercury that can influence the health of young children, older adults, pregnant women, and patients with metal allergies. By contrast, Dr. Antonious typically uses tooth-colored composite resin, which contains no mercury or metal, and can be tinted to blend in with your tooth’s natural appearance.
The Best Way to Replace Lost Teeth
When you lose a tooth, the loss can be devastating, but what you do next can seriously affect the future health of your remaining teeth and their supportive structures. In the case of replacing lost teeth, biocompatible dental work often describes the placement of one or more dental implants. The only option for rebuilding lost teeth roots, dental implants help restore the full functions of missing teeth and their roots. Benefits include lifelike support for biting and chewing, and the reestablishment of root stimulation that helps preserve the strength and density of your jawbone.
When you need dental treatment, the best options are the ones that boost your oral health while protecting your natural, healthy teeth and oral tissues. To find out more about how biocompatible dental care can help you, call our dental office in Sunnyvale, CA today at (408) 720-0900, or toll free at (877) 9-DENTAL.