Materials Testing

It’s material to your good health and healing

Compatibility is a very individual thing — it’s all in the chemistry

Your beautiful health isn’t only skin deep. And what makes it vital and strong isn’t necessarily what will make the next person’s. What goes in or around you can have a major impact/effect on you.

We recommend material compatibility testing for patients prior to dental treatment, particularly patients with multiple allergies, chemical sensitivities, or for patients who seek to replace restorations and/or undergo dental revision.Material Compatibility testing is also recommended for anyone considering a future implant. There are several chemicals that are used in modern dentistry that we feel are potentially hazardous and will not use. Other materials may be compatible for most patients, but not for a few that are sensitive. Because we can never know for sure who the sensitive individuals are, we offer material comparability testing. If you feel that you have had dental work in the past and are currently having a reaction, or if you had a reaction immediately after the dental treatment was completed, please make an appointment with any of the dentists in our office to discuss what we recommend before continuing with further dental care.

We have a variety of testing techniques to determine what materials are compatible, or not, with your body. All materials that will be used during a patient’s treatment, including anesthetics, can be tested, including materials used for fillings, crowns and bridges, dentures, implants and anything that will occupy time and space in the mouth.

Clifford Test

Clifford Materials Reactivity Testing (CMRT) helps individually identify chemical groups and families of compounds that may pose a threat to the patient. Analyzing immune record of antibodies, systemic sensitivities are identified and cross-referenced with a database of dental materials.

For more information on the Clifford test please visit the lab’s website at or contact Groton Wellness.

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