Why your Austin holistic dentist avoids metal dental crowns

Dental bridge from your Austin dentist

For a great many years, dental materials were not brought into question by consumers nor by most dentists. Such restorative materials have been commonly used since well before the 20th Century and, in some practices, continue to be seen as efficient, affordable, and safe. We are pleased to see the conversation regarding the use of amalgam and metal alloy spans the globe today; with a strong push now taking place to end the use of these substances.
 
In our Austin dental practice, patients requiring repair with fillings or dental crowns are treated with regard to long-term functionality, natural beauty, and the effects of dental materials on oral tissue and the body, as a whole.

The concern with metal alloy

Many people are beginning to see why they may not want amalgam fillings in their teeth. This material, with its high mercury content, poses a risk not only to the repaired tooth but to long term health and wellness through constant exposure. Metal alloy, used in crowns, is one of those substances that may not be questioned. Dr. Griffin Cole, with an extensive background in biocompatible, holistic dentistry, understands there is good reason to carefully consider materials used in dental repair.
 
Metal alloy contains a number of different metals all melded together. On the basis of durability alone, this mixture is considered suitable for tooth repair. The composition of alloy; however, is precisely its downfall. Metals expand when they are heated and they contract when cooled. Chewing, due to friction, heats teeth, or their metal restorations. The expansion of metal will surpass that of enamel. Similarly, metal contracts more aggressively than enamel setting the stage for damage.

Metal free crowns more attractive and more efficient

The goal of biocompatible dentistry is to mimic the natural oral structure as much as possible. This means using materials that not only look like enamel but also move in a similar fashion. Dr. Cole does not incorporate metal into restoration with fillings or with dental crowns. Instead, our patients are treated with a kinder, gentler material; zirconium.
 
Zirconium is derived from metal but shares many characteristics with enamel making it a wonderful restorative material. While this substance is similar to porcelain, another common restorative material, in terms of translucency and reflection of light, zirconium is stronger; therefore, creates a longer lasting repair.
 
Above all, our priority is to achieve the most natural looking, most naturally compatible restoration for each individual patient. Call our office today to schedule your personal consultation with Austin biological dentist Dr. Griffin Cole.

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E. Griffin Cole, DDS, NMD Best dental office near Austin, TX

E. Griffin Cole, DDS, NMD - Advanced Biologic Restorative Dentistry
Biocompatible Focus - Integrative Approach

Biological dental care at its finest is the promise made by the team at the office of E. Griffin Cole, DDS, NMD. We are dedicated to helping you achieve your best oral health and general well-being through comprehensive integrative dental care.

Dr. Griffin Cole earned his dental degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio Dental School. He has three decades of experience in dentistry and is trusted by Austin, TX residents. He was the first dentist in Texas to have a mercury-separating system in his office, and the first dentist in Austin to be certified in oxygen-ozone therapy. He’s a member of many reputed dental associations including the IAOMT, and teaches practice management and growth at the American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Cole is a published author and follows continuing education programs on a regular basis. Connect with Dr. Griffin Cole on Linkedin.


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Dr. Griffin Cole has been awarded with Austin Premier Doctor Award 2019

Karen S.
Wonderful doctor and staff. Full of knowledge and very kind. He does not do anything unnecessary and genuinely cares for his patients. The office is very relaxing too. Read More