Biocompatibility Testing

In dentistry today there are more than 5,000 materials used in the restoration of teeth and the oral cavity. Over the last 25 years, the number of people in the United States with allergies and auto immune disorders has been steadily on the rise. For some people, auto immune problems have been linked to mercury in dental fillings and nickel and beryllium in metals used for crowns. The immune-compromised and allergy-prone person can’t be too careful about what he comes in contact with.

We use a biocompatibility test developed in the mid-1980s to test for sensitivity to dental materials. A test kit is provided by us at no charge.

A tube of blood drawn at any medical lab is sent to the testing center in Colorado where the individual is tested for IGE and IGA antibody compatibility to more than 5,000 dental materials. This ensures that the dentist is using the most biocompatible materials for each patient.