Dr. Mele evaluates the biocompatibility of your restorations and if there is a need to replace them, he can select materials that are more biocompatible.
Galvanic effects can be measured. When two or more metals are near each other in saliva, a battery effect occurs and electric mini shocks fire off whenever the teeth come together. This phenomenon has been shown to cause biochemical disruptions in some patients. Corrosion of the restorations can also adversely affect the patient’s health. Non-metallic restorations can eliminate this phenomenon.
After a comprehensive exam, Dr. Mele will follow-up with a consultation. The consultation outlines the dental conditions that exist and the options for treatment. The benefits and drawbacks of each treatment plan are also discussed.
Once a treatment plan is selected, Dr. Mele’s staff discusses the different payment options available and how insurance participates in that process. The office welcomes any questions regarding treatment and finances. The course of treatment is tailor made with the needs of the patient in mind at all times.