What does holistic medicine mean? According to the American Holistic Medical Association, it means that each person is seen as a unique individual and not as an example of a particular disease. Dr. Brad Greenfield at Lake Orion Family Dentistry is a holistic dentistry advocate, meaning Dr. Greenfield uses biocompatible materials and conservative procedures to improve a patient’s overall health.
What is holistic dentistry and why does it matter?
As a holistic dentist, Dr. Greenfield will provide metal-free conservative dental care, utilizing biocompatible materials-dental materials that are readily accepted by the body. For example, since many people are allergic to mercury and because of the possible health hazards for children, the elderly, and pregnant women, we do not place amalgam fillings at all.
Why not place amalgam fillings
Although the American Dental Association deems metal fillings acceptable in most cases, Dr. Greenfield feels composite fillings provide better more consistent results, lasting beauty, and an overall healthier smile.
Can a crown be completed in one visit?
By utilizing CEREC technology, Dr. Greenfield is able to design and fabricate a crown, inlay, or onlay in about an hour. As the fabrication is done on-site, we can immediately place the restoration in the same visit. This means that patients do not have to wear a temporary crown, which are notorious for falling out or breaking.
Can metal fillings be removed and replaced?
Yes, Dr. Greenfield removes metal/amalgam/mercury fillings by implementing a rubber dam to isolate the materials and chunking the metal to ensure his patients avoid exposure to toxic materials.
We Offer a Wide Array of Services, Schedule a Visit Today
If you are interested in learning more about holistic dentistry, visit Dr. Greenfield. He has many years of experience and can explain the benefits of holistic dentistry. To schedule an appointment with our Lake Orion, MI dental practice, call (248) 693-6213. Also, visit our website for more information on our wide array of services, patient forms, and as well as our smile gallery. We happily serve patients in Clarkston, Auburn Hills, Oxford, Rochester Hills, and neighboring communities.