Biocompatible materials are materials that can be used to function in living tissues or to replace parts of the body. They do not provoke an immune response or irritate existing tissues but instead coexist with the body’s natural systems and promote health and well-being. Our dental office uses bio compatible dental material whenever possible to ensure the safest, healthiest dental treatments.
In the past, dental amalgam and metals such as gold were often used to restore teeth. While these restorations were strong and durable, they were not without risk. Dental amalgam contains a high level of mercury while metal crowns tended to stain and discolor gums. Our dentist offers restorations using bio compatible dental material, which has a low risk of health complications and adverse events.
One of the most common materials we use is composite resin. Composite resin is a bio compatible dental material that can be used to restore minor damage on teeth. It blends beautifully with your own natural teeth so is often considered a more attractive restoration. It also contains no mercury or other problematic materials and requires less preparation, and it is generally considered a healthier choice.
Porcelain is another bio compatible dental material that we use in our office. We can restore teeth using porcelain inlays, onlays, crowns, bridges or veneers. Each of these restorations changes, improves or strengthens teeth without interfering with your dental or physical health. As with other bio compatible materials, porcelain can be used comfortably in your mouth and will not cause irritation, inflammation or an immune response.
Finally, we use titanium to restore lost teeth. Titanium dental implants can be used to replace the natural roots of a lost tooth. The titanium literally fuses with the living bone tissue in the socket, and this creates a new support for the prosthetic tooth, which is generally made of porcelain.
By using only bio compatible materials, we are able to protect and preserve your dental health and give you a beautiful, strong smile. Give us a call today to learn more or to schedule your appointment with our dentist in Beverly Hills.