FAQs: What is Holistic Dentistry?

March 9, 2015

Do you prefer dental care that looks natural and avoids unattractive metal restorations? If so, then you may be interested in holistic dentistry. What is holistic dentistry? At Lake Orion Family Dentistry, we believe in offering a holistic approach to oral care. From fillings to dental restorations, we can place a metal-free and lifelike alternative to amalgam restorations.

Frequently Asked Questions About Holistic Dentistry in lake Orion, MI

Question: What is holistic dentistry?

Answer: With this approach to dentistry, we believe in using biocompatible materials and conservative procedures to improve oral health. By doing so, your restorations look more natural and better blend with your smile. Patients no longer need to worry about metal allergies or fillings/crowns that contain trace amounts of lead.

Question: Can I receive crowns in one-visit?

Answer: Yes. With CEREC, we take digital impressions of your teeth, so no more mess. Using the images we gather, we design a restoration and upload the information to a CEREC milling machine. A crown is then crafted from a solid block of ceramic. The crown is then placed, all in one visit.

Question: How do metal-free fillings work?

Answer: With metal-free fillings we create your restoration using a composite resin instead o amalgam. The material can be shaded to blend with tooth structure, so no one but you and the dentist will know you have a filling.

Question: Can I have my metal restorations replaced?

Answer: Yes. Due to the fact that metal fillings and crowns can change size over time, damaging teeth or exposing inner structure to bacteria, many people are interested in replacing them. Using the highest safety protocols available, we can remove the metal restorations and dispose of them properly. Then, we can place metal-free alternatives. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office today.


Dr. Brad Greenfield and Lake Orion Family Dentistry offers our patients access to the latest in holistic dentistry. You can visit Dr. Greenfield’s office in Lake Orion at 248-693-6213 to schedule a dental appointment for a dental implant consultation. We offer comprehensive dentistry services to patients in Lake Orion and surrounding communities.

Our Services

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General Dentistry

General dental care provides preventive services along with feedback about your oral health. We provide important oral health reviews for patients of all ages.

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Advanced Dentistry

The right solution for an active oral health issue can give you more confidence in your smile along with the support to bite and chew comfortably.

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Children’s Dentistry

We strive to make every visit comfortable for the kids who depend on us, and we provide reviews and protection that helps you keep them safe from oral health threats.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

We offer conservative, lasting solutions to the flaws that rob people of confidence in the way they look when they speak and smile.