Holistic dentistry is where a patient's dental health is seen as a part of their entire body, and how dental treatment affects the body as a whole. The use of materials such as mercury and BPA in fillings, and metals such as nickel and chromium in dental crowns is discouraged and eliminated.
Dr. alvarez feels that the best dentistry is a combination of holistic and traditional techniques to achieve an excellent final outcome for our patients. many times "holistic Dentists" can use unproven techniques and materials which will not be successful and will cause the patient additional pain, cost, and treatment. dr. alvarez will always use the best techniques and materials available to approach dentistry in the most holistic manner possible.
dr. alvarez has never used silver mercury fillings since opening his office in 2002
dr. alvarez will remove existing silver mercury fillings using dual high speed suction, including isolation of the filling being removed, as well oxygen being administered to the patient while doing so
dr. Alvarez is a leader in the use of cerec technology, using it in his practice for over a decade to produce metal free crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, and dental bridges. Cerec allows dr. alvarez to make extremely strong, durable, and beautiful restorations out of biologically inert ceramic, porcelain, or zirconia. Traditonal crowns that have metal in them can many times cause chronic inflammation of the gums, bleeding, and can lead to bone loss
dr. alvarez proudly offers admira fusion®, which is the world's first ceramic composite filling material. it is the only ceramic direct filling material without bisphenol A (BPA), bisphenol A glycidyl methacrylate (bis-GMA), triethyleneglycol-dimethacrylate (TEGDMA), urethane dimethacrylate (UDMA)
dr. alvarez can many times treat periodontal disease with the use of a laser instead of doing surgery
Dr. Alvarez can use the Dexis CariVu infrared camera to detect cavities in between teeth, and the Kavo Diagnodent laser to detect surface cavities, thereby reducing your exposure to radiation from x-rays
Admira Fusion® is the world’s first all-ceramic-based universal direct restorative material, developed by voco. Admira Fusion® offers several remarkable advantages compared to traditional white composite filling materials that include up to 50% lower polymerization shrinkage, as well as up to 50% lower shrinkage stress. That means your tooth will be stronger and your white filling will last longer. Additional physical properties include extremely high color stability, elevated esthetics in translucency and opacity that allow it to adapt to and blend with surrounding tooth structure.
The ORMOCER technology used in the manufacturing of Admira Fusion makes it highly biocompatible, as it contains none of today’s classic monomers—such as bisphenol A (BPA), bisphenol A glycidyl methacrylate (bis-GMA), triethyleneglycol-dimethacrylate (TEGDMA), urethane dimethacrylate (UDMA), etc.