Biological Dentistry Promotes Healthy Smiles in Lee’s Summit
Your smile is an important part of who you are, and it deserves dental care based on quality and healthy choices. At Summit Integrative Dental, our biological dental care focuses on caring for you as a whole person, making treatment choices that are tailored to you and your unique needs.
Our holistic approach doesn’t just happen in the dental chair; we want to work with you to find healthy and effective solutions you can use every day. Relying on natural, biosafe materials and minimally invasive treatments lets us provide dental care that promotes wellness and a better quality of life.
Read on to find out more about what makes biological dental care different, or schedule your visit to our office to discover it first-hand!
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Integrative Dental Solutions We Provide
Integrative dentistry is all about considering your overall health and working in harmony with you to provide the best care possible. We know each patient has unique health challenges and goals, which is why we offer a broad range of dental care services and take the time to understand patients and apply their care in tailored, meaningful ways.
Our experienced dentists, Dr. Erin Neill Bromley and Dr. Aime Broyles, are always looking for the care or treatment option that provides the strongest benefit for you as a whole. We readily work with you and your healthcare team to ensure that the care you receive from us has a positive and comprehensive impact on your health!
At our practice, you can depend on us to deliver the service you need with a holistic, personalized approach. Our services include:
Cleanings & Prevention in Lee’s Summit
Visiting the dentist every six months is vital to giving your smile the care it needs. We provide thorough exams and cleanings to monitor your oral health, keep your smile fresh, and provide the proactive treatment you need to protect your natural smile.
Your six-months visits also give us the chance to get to know you and what’s most important to you regarding your smile and your health. We believe that building a bond with our patients helps us to be better dentists, and helps you to get dental care that’s truly tailored to you and your needs.
How Does Oral Health Affect Overall Health?
Recent advances in dental and medical understanding have shown that our oral health has a much bigger impact on our overall health than anyone previously thought. The link between oral health and personal well-being, known as the oral-systemic connection, shows that certain oral health issues can manifest problems in other areas of your body. Likewise, certain diseases can also impact your oral health.
As holistic dentists, we’ve learned to pay close attention to these signs so that we can provide more comprehensive health care for you. In many cases, we can identify signs of disease or warnings of health issues before other doctors do, allowing you to get the medical help you need quickly and have a better chance for effective care. We’ll gladly cooperate with your healthcare team to make sure they have the information and understanding they need, and coordinate treatment with them to provide the best possible care for your entire being.
Holistic Restorative Dentistry
Even with strong, effective hygiene and regular care, damage and decay can still happen to your smile. When it does, we do our best to help revitalize your smile with restorative dentistry. Our dental restorations are custom-crafted for you using high-quality bio-safe materials, ensuring that your long-term health is kept at the forefront of our treatment.
Our restorative dental treatments include:
Can Amalgam Fillings Be Safely Removed?
You may wish to replace amalgam fillings with composite fillings for health or cosmetic reasons. While we encourage this as a healthy choice, the mercury content in amalgam fillings means this treatment must be done carefully.
Our dentists have undergone special training to learn the technique for removing mercury fillings safely, resulting in as little mercury exposure as possible. Using special tools and techniques to protect your mouth during removal, we can help you trade your amalgam fillings for durable, healthy, and beautiful composite fillings.
Why Choose Mercury-Free Dentistry?
To understand why we are a firmly mercury-free dental practice, it helps to understand mercury and its effects on your overall health. Mercury is a known toxic substance, capable of damaging the brain, kidneys, and lungs. While its unique properties made it useful in various applications, including medical, it has gradually been replaced in many areas by other, less dangerous substances.
However, many dental practices still use mercury as an ingredient in amalgam fillings. The amount may seem small, but there is a concern that the long lifespan of such fillings could lead to constant exposure to mercury. Since mercury can also be absorbed from other sources, this can potentially contribute to chronic mercury poisoning, which can have painful and dangerous effects on your health.
Detoxifying mercury from the body is possible, but it’s best for your health to avoid mercury exposure completely. Today, we have other options for dental restorations beyond amalgam, such as composite resin and ceramic. These materials are bio-compatible, and with proper care, can last as long as amalgam restorations. Our office provides composite fillings exclusively, and our specialized resin is both mercury-free and BPA-free.
Restoring Dental Implants
For those who’ve lost teeth, dental implants provide the most comprehensive and permanent replacement. As the only tooth replacement option that restores the root as well as the crown, they provide stability, permanence, and health benefits that other restorations can’t match.
While the implant posts are permanent, the crown or prosthetic they support may be damaged or worn down over time. Our office helps to restore your dental implants using expert techniques and high-quality, bio-safe materials. Your custom-made prosthetic will look, feel, and function just like natural teeth, promoting healthy confidence and a better quality of life.
Natural Cosmetic Dentistry
At Summit Integrative Dental, we wholeheartedly support your pursuit of a healthy, appealing smile that fills you with confidence. We’re proponents of natural cosmetic dentistry, creating a visually flattering smile that’s built on a foundation of good health.
Health concerns often show in your smile, so doing what we can to get it back to optimal health will go a long way toward developing a winning smile you’ll treasure. Once your smile is healthy, we can address any remaining aesthetic concerns with high-quality, minimally-invasive treatments like:
Holistic Children’s Dentistry
Our dentists and staff love working with children and ensuring that they have the care they need to develop healthy, beautiful smiles. We want to help kids have fun with dentistry and feel excited about visiting our office!
We communicate with kids in an age-appropriate way, creating a fun, relaxed atmosphere as we care for and educate them about their smiles. With our integrative approach, you can be confident that we will always care for your child as a person with unique needs deserving of patience, respect, and care.
When Should My Child See a Dentist?
We recommend that all children see a dentist when their first tooth arrives, by their first birthday at the latest. A child’s dental development plays a huge role in their physical health and social interactions, which is why it’s important to ensure they receive quality, consistent dental care as they grow.
How Can Holistic Dentistry Help My Child?
Our pediatric dentistry is about more than exams and cleanings. We take an integrative approach that examines how their oral health and development affects their physical health, emotional well-being, and social development. We focus on protecting their healthy teeth, encouraging positive growth, and providing treatment that is gentle, effective, and safe for children.
Education is also an integral part of what we do. We want to help children understand the importance of dental care and be excited about looking after their smiles. Our dentists talk to kids on their level and work with you, their parents, to create an enriching home environment that encourages good hygiene and healthy habits.
Discover Dental Care that Cares About You
At Summit Integrative Dental, we’re always looking for healthier, more effective ways to give you the quality dental care you need. Dr. Bromley and Dr. Broyles are dedicated to promoting your overall wellness and helping you feel great about your smile, no matter what dental issues you face! Call today to schedule your visit and get the dental care you need!
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