I believe in naturopathic care in both medicine and dentistry. I need a dental crown. Because I have thyroid issues, I am trying to find one without either metal or lithium. Is either of these a concern with ceramic crowns? I am having trouble getting adequate information about it during my research.
Ceramic dental materials are metal-free. However, I am wondering if you are referring to metal ions. That is a completely different story. Metal ions are essential for life. For instance, your blood has iron ions in it. Without that, you would be anemic and anemia left untreated leads to death. There are other metal ions equally important for life, such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, molybdenum, and cobalt.
If you want to stay away from metal ions, I don’t think this is possible. If you want to stay away just from metal itself, then you can do that. I am going to suggest you get a zirconia crown. These have the least chance of having any negative biocompatibility issues.
The trick will be in finding a dentist in willing to work within the framework you want. I think you need to do an internet search for one of two types of dentists, the first is a holistic dentist. They follow more of a biological philosophy. Another option, if you can’t find one of those is to look for a metal-free dentist. At the very least, they will offer zirconia crowns.
I hope this helps.
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