Other Metals (e.g., gold)

Some people with chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia, tinnitus, etc. have experienced relief by not only removing mercury amalgam fillings from their mouth, but by also removing all metal from their mouth. This includes gold alloys, titanium, porcelin (with small amount of metal used in the mixture), etc. The newer, stronger, non-metal crowns can be placed on any tooth including molars.

There is clearly a precedent for some people to have significant reactions to contact with certain metals (e.g., gold). But another reason removing all metals may help is that the electrical charge of the metal may interfere with the flow of energy along the acupuncture meridians. Another posibility is that a small, regular electric charge in the mouth may effect brain function. Whatever the case, many people are now using only composite fillings and baked, reinforced composite crowns instead of metal (even though composite/plastic has some safety questions). Please see the "Dental Implant" section of the
FAQ part of the Hugnet web page for more information about adverse effects of some metal implants.

On the other hand, some holistic dentists who practice low-toxicity dentistry believe that porcelin and pure titanium are fine for some people.