Holistic Dentistry at JONATHAN J. GOLAB, D.D.S., P.A, Flower Mound
Dr. Golab and his team recognize that materials and procedures used to treat teeth and jaws intimately affect your immune system and general health. We offer dentistry alternatives for minimal disturbance to your overall body balance.
Many people still have dental fillings based on 150-year-old technology. Did you know that these "silver" fillings are at least 55 percent mercury and only 15 percent silver? Calling these "silver/amalgam" fillings is not accurate – it is even misleading. They should be called "mercury" fillings.
Holistic dentistry follows strict protocol for removal of mercury fillings in order to minimize your exposure to mercury and other harmful metals. We adhere to guidelines of the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology), and the IAMFD (International Academy of Mercury Safe Dentists).
Tooth-colored fillings are a fantastic option for repairing a small section of a tooth. We utilize the best materials available today, which provide a virtually invisible restoration to the naked eye and last an incredibly long time. Most often these fillings can be completed without anesthetic, and with "drill-less" technology.
A slightly different procedure is used to replace large mercury fillings. Once the filling is removed, we utilize the most predictable method of tooth restoration - the tooth-colored inlay. While tooth-colored fillings are an attractive, conservative, and cost effective method of restoring a tooth, their longevity is limited in larger applications. The inlay technique provides the longest lasting, most stable, cosmetic dental restoration currently available.
As much as possible, we try to avoid the use of metal when restoring teeth to their natural form and function. Tooth-colored fillings, inlays and onlays, and bondings are today's state-of-the-art restorations, replacing old-time metal-based mercury materials. They look natural, and save far more tooth structure than previous methods.
We understand the importance of working closely with your health-care professional to ensure that you receive the ultimate in alternative dental care. We want to give you the knowledge to make informed choices about your dental health and the health of your family.