Why so many patients in Richmond area give rave reviews of local holistic dental provider
Dr. Olivia Hart is happy to welcome patients in the Richmond area who recognize the value of a holistic dental practice. At her state-of-the-art facility, Dr. Hart and the Richmond Family Dentistry team are experienced in the safe removal of amalgam fillings and the placement of composite fillings.
There are myriad reasons patients seek holistic dental care. Commonly, a patient wants a dentist who uses only biocompatible materials. Richmond Family Dentistry’s composite resin fillings are a preferred alternative to the “standard” silver amalgam fillings.
In addition to sticking out unnaturally because of their silver color, amalgam fillings are bigger and require the removal of healthy tooth structure before placement. Amalgam also expands and contracts with temperature changes, which increases the risk of fractures.
Some of the benefits of composite fillings include:
- Composite fillings are made of a compound that allows for color-matching to the remaining portion of the tooth structure and a natural appearance.
- Once composite fillings are bonded into place, they strengthen a weakened tooth.
- Composite fillings are small and won’t darken or change color over time.
- Composite can repair cracked or chipped teeth, for maximum versatility.
Patients may seek holistic dental care for the safe removal of silver amalgam fillings that contain mercury. Generally, Dr. Hart doesn’t recommend removing an amalgam filling unless there is an underlying issue. When the need arises, she is trained and experienced in the strict protocol required to safely remove these fillings and minimize mercury exposure during the process. Dr. Hart follows guidelines set forth by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology to ensure amalgam is both safely removed and discarded.
As a holistic dental practice, Richmond Family Dentistry’s goal is to provide total care that always takes into account whole-body wellness. Whether it’s the use of a biocompatible material, or simply digging deeper into a dental issue to identify the underlying cause, you know Dr. Hart and the team have your best interests in mind.
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