Those who want to enjoy the care of one of the top holistic dental practices in North Carolina can visit Holistic Dental Centers’ Cary or Cornelius location. When a patient comes in with a toothache, we do a comprehensive exam to determine the cause, and then recommend a solution that will correct the problem without harming the body. When deep decay or a fractured tooth is the source of the pain, a procedure to place a porcelain crown is likely to be the best solution.
Dental crowns have been an important option in dentistry for hundreds of years. Archaeologists have even found evidence of rudimentary dental crowns used by the Etruscans 19,000 years ago. Their role is just as important in modern dentistry; they provide strength and protection to damaged teeth, whether the damage is the result of trauma or decay. Through the years, crowns have been made of a number of materials, platinum, gold, silver, stainless steel, tungsten, iron, tin, and more. However, in our office, porcelain crowns are the only type we will place.
We provide toxin-free, metal-free dentistry. We do not believe that any metal whatsoever should ever be placed in a patient’s mouth. That includes metal crowns, metal beds under crowns, metal implants, metal posts, and metals mixed into the composite resins. Studies have found that metal dental restorations can cause electromagnetic and galvanic stress for the body. This occurs when electric current is generated by the electrolytes in the saliva interacting with the metal ions in the restorations. This electric current generated in your mouth can interfere with signals to and from the brain, with disturbing effects on your health.
We are committed to providing metal-free dental treatments, and use only porcelain crowns in our practice. They are an effective and entirely safe restoration without the risks associated with heavy metals used in most dental crowns. Porcelain crowns provide functional strength, safety, and aesthetic perfection for our patients.