Biocompatible Materials

Grand Rapids Preventive Dentist

biocompatible materials Grand Rapids dentistry

One of the most important aspects of biological dentistry is the use of biocompatible materials. We make sure to only use materials that will continually be non-reactive within your body. For example, we offer zirconia, a type of ceramic, for our crowns and bridges to our patients that are made the same day here in our office. Zirconia is an inert material that does not react with any other type of material you may have in your mouth already!

Even our fillings are ceramic based and contain no BPA or other harmful chemicals! We never use metal or mercury amalgam fillings—we only take them out in the safest way possible utilizing the SMART technique.

When it comes to replacing teeth, it can be difficult to find a non-metal permanent option. Fortunately, we have a specialist that places zirconia implants, a fully ceramic implant option! Zirconia implants offer all of the benefits of a dental implant without the risk of metal sensitivity.

If chemical sensitivity is a concern for you, please ask about dental materials sensitivity testing, and we can help get you set up to find exactly what materials will work for your body!