Dental health is essential to your overall well-being. You should make it a priority to see your local dentist in Donvale regularly. Here at Holistic Dental, we provide comprehensive dental services for families throughout Melbourne, serving both adults and children. We can care for all your dental needs throughout your life, from the moment you get your first tooth until your golden years. Reach out to us today to schedule your first appointment with our Donvale dental team.
Preventative and minimally invasive approach to dental care
At Holistic Dental Donvale we are strong proponents for preventive care. We While we always advocate a preventative approach to dental treatment, there are some situations where we need to intervene. Even when treatment is required, we always start with a minimally invasive approach so as to reduce the biological cost and lower the risks of adverse outcomes. Treatments may be in the form of changing the diet or using special tools for cleaning at home orapplying special gels, creams and mouthwashes at home. When surgical intervention is required, we may use fissure sealants or ultra conservative tooth restorations to stop decay.
Mercury-free and mercury safe dentistry
At Holistic Dental Donvale we do not use any mercurycontaining or toxic materials in the treatment of our patients. We feel it is irresponsible to continue using environmentally hazardous materials when we have very good alternatives. We believe in removing the cause of disease, restoring the damage caused with biocompatible materials and long term maintenance of the restored teeth to give optimal longevity and healthy outcomes.
Sometimes we must undo or repair old dentistry. This can be a difficult and daunting task as some patients have most of their teeth filled to the brim with mercury amalgam. While we do not advocate the unnecessary removal and replacement of these teeth, sometimes it needs to be done. When such a case presents, we do the treatment in a safe and contained manner. Our protocol for amalgam removal and retreatment involves using special water tight dams to isolate the treated teeth from the rest of the mouth.
We then usespecialised drills/burs for cutting metal and high volume water jet to reduce the heat transmitted to the amalgam.This reduces the vapours released. High volume air evacuation units suction away the chunks of amalgam, vapour and contaminated water into an amalgam separating filter.External oxygen can also be provided for the patient if they require which eliminates practically all the risks of ingesting or inhaling mercury during such a procedure. The cleaned tooth is then restored using our planned restorative material back to a functioning and often more aesthetic tooth.