Dr. Nammy Patel from Green Dentistry explains biocompatible crowns. She talks about how they resist bacteria and improve oral health.
Dr. Nammy Patel: Biocompatible crowns are crowns that resist bacteria and also are inert in the body, meaning that they do not have any reaction. So in the past, there have been crowns that have metal in them, like a gold crown. So what that does, it causes an oxide reaction. So it’ll irritate the gum tissue and get it to recede. There’s also something called porcelain fused to metal. Again, it does the same thing. It gets the gum tissue to recede. But when you have a biocompatible crown, it’s basically something that has no reaction and it doesn’t cause any harmful reactions with the rest of the body.
A graduate of the University of Southern California and the University of California’s School of Dentistry, Dr. Patel is a leader in the movement to bring environmental sanity and well-being into the dental world. As a trusted dentist, Dr. Patel provides her patients with more than just world-class dental care — she helps them recognize the vital connection between dental health and whole body health. She is also a ForbesBooks and Amazon best-selling author.