Moonlight Beach Dental, Encinitas dentist Dr. Nicole Vane

(760) 632-0320

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Natural & Mercury-safe Dentistry
-Why Should I Have My Mercury Filling Removed
-Allergic to the Crowns in Your Mouth?
-Simple Questions About Bio-compatible Dentistry
-Natural Gum Disease Treatments
Family & Pediatric Dentistry
Anesthetic Free Holistic Pediatric Dentistry
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-Treatment of Tooth Sensitivity Using Ozone
-The Use of Ozone in Root Canals: How Can a Root Canal be "Holistic?"
-Treatment of Decay Using Ozone - Root Decay and Pediatric Dentistry
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-Smile Makeover Dentures
-Porcelain Veneers
-Tooth Whitening
-Invisalign (Clear Braces
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-Dental Bonding
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International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology

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Trained in Holistic Mercury Removal


California Board Certified Dentist

D.O.C.S. Certified in Deep Sedation 

Invisalign Certified Dentist


California Board Certified Dentist

D.O.C.S. Certified in Deep Sedation 

Invisalign Certified Dentist


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Are you allergic to the crowns in your mouth?


Over 30% of the population of the population is allergic to metals, primarily nickel. This occurs more frequently in women. What most people are unaware of is that the porcelain crowns in their mouth are actually porcelain baked OVER METAL. These metals are most often non-precious, and include platinum, palladium, cobalt, nickel and beryllium. This is why most individuals will complain about the "black line" showing around their crown.

Individuals sensitive to these metals can have a strong tissue reaction, leading to pain, swelling, easy bleeding and chronic inflammation. Although the body has a high daily cell turnover in the mouth, every time the new cells form, they have an allergic response to the metal. The gum tissue will recede, or pull away from the irritant, or, become extremely irritated and swollen. There is no solution other than removing the crown and replacing it with an all porcelain in order to have the inflammation resolve. at times, additional therapy with the laser is needed.

In addition, mercury filling electrolytic corrosion can react with the crowns in your mouth. There are electric micro-currents between the different metals in your mouth. Like a tiny battery, your silver mercury fillings and crowns can generate electrical currents when bathed in fluid (like saliva). A battery is basically two dissimilar metals with an electrolyte between them. Saliva is the electrolyte, and so electrons flow between the differing metals. This current can also travel throughout your body, causing disruptions in other "circuts" of our system.

Dr. Vane only uses all porcelain restorations, which contain NO METALS and are highly BIO-COMPATIBLE. These restorations are beautiful, look like teeth, and the bodies tissues respond just like natural enamel. In addition, there are NO CURRENTS which can be generated from porcelain materials. The porcelain does not trigger the LOW GRADE IMMUNE RESPONSE in the body, because porcelain is not recognized like a foreign object in the body, like a metal crown or filling.

Dr. Vane also offers same day crowns, which can be made in office by a state of the art cerac milling machine. The crowns are made with a precision that can only be achieved using a computer to design the fit of the crown, rather than a dental lab technician. This accuracy ensures a seal against bacteria, and a high quailty restorations which is successful long term.   

Dental crown by San Diego Dentist Dr. Nicole Vane

New porcelain fused to metal crowns on the upper right.
Tissue is red an inflamed and bleeds easily due to chronic
inflammation from the contact with the metal in the crown.


Dental crown by San Diego Dentist Dr. Nicole Vane

Tissue responseto the metal substructure of a porcelain
fused to metal crown immediately following removal.
The tissue was raw, tender, and ulcerated. This is
chronic inflammation. Following replacement with all
porcelain restorations, the tissue heals immediately.



Moonlight Beach Dental
345 S. Coast Hwy 101, Suite E
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Depending on the Invisalign program thatís right for you, patients have seen results within as little time as six months to one year. Results may vary but please contact us at (760) 632-0320 to set up a free consultation with Dr. Vane.
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