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.