Patients seek a mercury safe dentist in the San Gabriel Valley who provides affordable treatments
Many patients may shy away from dental care due to anticipated costs. At Gentle Care Dentistry, patients can rest assured our team does all we can to help them receive the care they need within their budgets. We accept most insurance plans and offer several payment options. In addition to working with patients to offer affordable dental care, we provide the safest and most effective treatments in our mercury safe office in the San Gabriel Valley.
Providing a mercury safe environment
As a mercury safe dentist, Dr. Brianne Luu is mindful of the effect dental materials can have on the body. Dr. Luu prefers the most conservative treatments, utilizing only safe, biocompatible materials. Therefore, she does not place amalgam fillings, which contain about half of a potent neurotoxin called mercury. Dr. Luu has training from the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology to safely remove amalgam fillings. This includes following many protocols such as safeguarding the patients, her staff, and herself from the mercury vapors and properly disposing of the substance to prevent any potential danger to the environment.
Offering conservative treatments
By recommending the most conservative treatments, Dr. Luu will determine if a decayed tooth needs to be restored with a composite resin filling or a metal-free porcelain crown. Composite resin is a natural looking, tooth-colored material that blends nicely with the smile. Porcelain is a strong material that mimics natural tooth enamel.
Exploring the cost factors of treatments
The extent of tooth decay, material used, and individual needs of the patient are cost factors of treatment. Dr. Luu will discuss all of these factors during a consultation to help a patient make the best decision regarding his or her smile. Dr. Luu will examine the mouth, teeth, gums, and bite. She will review the patient’s medical history and ask about his or her smile goals. Then, a treatment plan will be tailored to meet the patient’s unique needs.
At Gentle Care Dentistry, we are committed to delivering the safest and most effective treatments at an affordable cost. We would be happy to help you achieve a healthier smile. Call +1 626-466-9596 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Luu.