Dr. Olivia Hart is happy to welcome patients in the Glen Allen area who recognize the value of a biological dental practice. At her state-of-the-art facility, Dr. Hart and the Virginia Biological Dentistry team are experienced in the safe removal of amalgam fillings and the placement of composite fillings.
There are myriad reasons patients seek biological dental care. Commonly, a patient wants a dentist who uses only biocompatible materials. Virginia Biological 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:
Patients may seek biological 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 biological dental practice, Virginia Biological 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.