Mitigate Health Risks by using Biocompatible Dental Materials

Dental diseases and conditions that necessitate dental treatment of some kind affect a large section of the world population. Around 200 million people have some dental material inserted into the mouth.  These materials can have a varying effect not only on oral health but also impact the overall health, and you will never find a single material that suits everyone. The problem compounds further if you consider the fact that we are exposed to potentially health hazardous materials in unusually high numbers that goes on increasing. Most of the dental materials are manmade and how much each type affect people vary from person to person. While some material might affect a person adversely due to its toxicity and harmful effects, many others remain unaffected by it.

The Advent of Holistic Dentistry

To take a peep into the world of holistic dentistry, you should get in touch with Anacapa Dental Art Institute. Dentists are no more restricting their treatment to the betterment of oral health only but are focusing on the overall improvement of the physical health of patients by taking a holistic approach. By treating the conditions of the mouth, they are addressing other health issues that keep people healthy overall. The method works well because there is a connection between dental health and general health that is responsible for creating a feel-good factor for patients. The holistic approach thus considers not only what is right for oral health but also how it contributes to the betterment of general health conditions. Dentists are careful in choosing non-toxic and biocompatible materials that aid better health across the body and not the mouth only.

Suitability of Dental Materials

It is essential to understand the relevance of dental materials before choosing one that is likely to stay inserted into the mouth for 10 to 15 years. People are sensitive to dental materials in varying degrees, and allergic reactions are quite common. Since you have to live with the dental material that remains firmly seated in your mouth and are not easy to remove, dentists are cautious in deciding which material would suit you. If you find any dental materials like bridges, crowns, and fillings unsuitable, you are highly exposed to the health hazards round the clock until the time you remove and replace it. The amount of material used on or in a tooth is always far more than the dental cement used or affixing it. If you are allergic to some specific metal used in the dental filling, you could be facing serious health risks due to extensive and continuous exposure.

Biocompatibility of Materials

Holistic dentistry vouches for the use of biocompatible and non-toxic dental materials that are safe. Dentists are encouraging removal of dental materials that are detrimental for health and replacing it with materials that suit the body conditions perfectly. The material used for filling activities or creating inlays and crowns should be harmless to oral tissues like gingiva, pulp, mucosa, and bone. Compromising with oral health can hurt the immune system of the body, and this increases the need for checking the biocompatibility of dental materials before using it especially when replacing hazardous fillings. Health issues and diseases strain the immune system, and if you are already facing problems with dental materials, you should test the new material chosen as the replacement to make sure that it is biocompatible.

Testing for Biocompatibility of Dental Materials

The test helps to asses which kind of dental materials would suit your health and makes the task of choosing dental materials risk-free. Also, the test is very cheap. The examination reveals how your body reacts to different chemical groups so that dentist can match it with the list of materials to pick the most suitable ones from the enormous list of 2000 types of dental materials. It is recommended to do the test every time before a dental procedure as it gives you complete peace of mind by ensuring the use of the right type of dental material that your body can tolerate well. Timing the test accurately gives your dentist the scope for planning the work well, but you must ensure that the results of biocompatibility test are available before two weeks of commencement of treatment.

Procedure for Getting the Test Done

The testing procedure is slightly elaborate and knowing the steps involved should help to plan appropriately.

  • Consult your dentists first, because they only can order the test.

  • Soon you will receive a kit and then schedule an appointment for drawing a blood sample and preparing it for sending it to the laboratory.

  • Next, you must ship it to the laboratory and give time for testing after which the testing laboratory will send the result to the dentist.

  • If the recommended materials are not in stock with the dentist, you have to give some time for its procurement.

While the biocompatibility test helps to select a safe dental restorative material, you should also pay attention to other material used in the process to obtain a finished product and complete the procedure. If you are using metal restoration, then dental cement is the only other material used for adhering the crown to the tooth.

Schedule Your Own Private Consultation with Dr. J

Anacapa Dental Art Institute is proud of their dedicated service to Ventura County. Lead by world-renowned top cosmetic prosthodontist Dr. Jivraj and his expert staff, Anacapa has the expertise and facility to handle whatever your cosmetic dental situation may be. Whether it’s a tooth whitening or a full mouth reconstruction, expect nothing but some of the best dental care Ventura County has available.

Call today for a private consultation. Renew your smile, renew your life.


We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jivraj contact our Oxnard, CA, dental office today by calling 805-988-3320. Our office at 2821 N Ventura Road, Building H, Oxnard, 93036 welcomes patients in and around Oxnard, CA, including Santa Barbara, Woodland Hills, Ventura, and the surrounding Southern California communities.

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