When you think of your mouth as a gateway to your body’s overall health, it’s easy to understand why it’s so important to keep everything inside healthy and functioning.
Problems like damaged or missing teeth not only cause a lot of discomfort but can also cause even more serious issues in your mouth and elsewhere. That’s why dentists are so careful about selecting the right materials and suppliers for crowns, bridges and other products to restore the functions you need for your overall health.
In selecting materials today, dentists literally have a world of suppliers and products to choose from. They can tailor the restoration to each patient’s unique requirements far more than ever before, selecting just the right metal alloy, ceramic or other material for the job at hand.
It all comes down to what you need. The IdentAlloy/IdentCeram Council helps dentists find material manufacturers, suppliers and dental laboratories willing to verify and document that the materials specified for your restoration are what actually go into your mouth.
The list of companies that voluntarily take part in the Council’s program reads like a Who’s Who of the dental industry. So when your dentist shows you a certificate attesting to the source and composition of the materials used in the restoration you can be sure that he or she is working with a reputable company that puts your long-term health first.
Keep your restoration records and insurance documentation up to date. Remind your dentist to file the appropriate IdentAlloy or IdentCeram certificate in your records for every crown, bridge or other restoration.