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.