How Can I Benefit From Compatible Metal Testing?

How Can I Benefit From Compatible Metal Testing?

holistic dentist FriscoWhen teeth require repair or replacement, oral healthcare professionals rely on restorations and prosthetics. Restorations and prosthetics like fillings, crowns, and dental implants are constructed from a variety of materials – some of which can cause reactions among some patients. Fortunately, our holistic dentist can help reduce potential adverse reactions through compatible metal testing.

What is compatible metal testing?

Everyone’s biochemical makeup is unique; this is why some people develop allergies to common foods, dyes, and medications. The same is true for materials placed in the body such as those used in oral health settings. A number of metals are used to fabricate common dental restorations and prosthetics. Determining which materials you may have a sensitivity to could prevent unwanted reactions and adverse health concerns.

Compatible metal testing involves evaluating your body’s unique chemistry with various types of metals. These tests can help patients select the dental materials best suited for their needs. These tests are conducted with blood or hair samples and can help safeguard a person’s health and protect their investment in their oral healthcare treatments.

What kind of materials produce adverse reactions?

There are some metals that produce adverse reactions more often than others. Metals that are problematic include:

  • Nickel
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Palladium
  • Cobalt
  • Chromium
  • And composites that contain mercury

Who should have metal compatibility tests?

Anyone can benefit from metal compatibility tests but patients struggling with chronic health issues including autoimmune conditions and cancer can benefit from receiving these types of tests. Those who have severe allergies, too, may also want to pursue metal compatibility testing.

People who struggle with the following may want to speak with our holistic dentist about metals testing:

  • Cardiovascular conditions
  • Chemical sensitivities and allergies
  • Diabetes
  • Impaired kidney and liver function

Your dental work should suit your unique needs. In addition to compatible metals testing, we offer bio-inert and biocompatible restorations and prosthetics such as composite resin and zirconia dental implants.

If you have questions about holistic oral healthcare or would like to schedule a consultation, call our practice at your convenience.