Holistic Dentistry in La Jolla 

For more than 35 years, Dr. David Sabourin has helped thousands of patients restore their smiles with exceptional dental care. His relaxing and luxurious practice setting is designed to complement busy schedules and enable delivery of holistic dentistry with five-star customer service.

Holistic dentistry involves a carefully selected combination of patient-centered, tooth-preserving preventive care and advanced procedures for smiles that stand the test of time.

Following a holistic approach, Dr. Sabourin saves teeth whenever possible and provides restorative dentistry with patients’ whole body and well-being in mind. He combines trusted techniques and sophisticated technologies with safe and beautiful dental materials.

What is Holistic Dentistry?

Also known as alternative dentistry, biologic dentistry, or integrative dentistry, holistic dentistry reflects the philosophy that components of something are inherently linked and interconnected as parts of a whole.

As such, these elements can have both positive and negative effects on one another. By delivering outstanding care while considering the whole person in mind, holistic dentistry improves dental health and also enhances the body’s natural self-healing and regeneration abilities.

While traditional dentistry focuses only on treating dental problems, holistic dentistry also takes into consideration other underlying causes. For example, a traditional dentist may simply clean a patient’s gums to help prevent gum disease. Holistically capable dentists like Dr. Sabourin will also discuss any dietary or lifestyle changes that can help lower a patient’s risk of gum disease.

The Benefits of Holistic Dentistry

Research shows oral health is a window to systemic health. Following a conservative, body-safe approach to dentistry, Dr. Sabourin creates dental treatments that benefit oral health and overall wellness.

Holistic dental care can help you maintain a healthier body and immune system, while improving your quality of life. This is especially important in the treatment of gum disease. When gum disease is left untreated, it causes systemic infections and tooth loss, but is also associated with worsening symptoms in people with diabetes, respiratory disease, and heart disease.

Types of Holistic Dental Procedures Offered

Ceramic Dental Implants

Although titanium is the most common biocompatible material used for dental implants, as a holistic dental practice, Dr. Sabourin also offers zirconia ceramic dental implants. Zirconia dental implants are completely stable and a good choice for people with known metal allergies or sensitivities. This material has been called “ceramic steel” due to its optimum properties including superior toughness, strength, and fatigue resistance. Clinical studies have shown zirconia to have as good as or even better ability than titanium to fuse with the jawbone.

Composite Fillings

A 2009 study estimated that older amalgam fillings can lose 95% of their mercury content over time and that the toxic substance is absorbed into the body, which can cause an array of health issues. Composite fillings are a natural-looking and safer alternative to traditional mercury-amalgam fillings that restore strength and aesthetics after decay is removed.

If you still have amalgam dental fillings containing mercury, Dr. Sabourin can remove and replace them with non-toxic composite material. Tooth-colored fillings blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth and unlike metal fillings, don’t expand and contract with changes in temperature.

Laser Dentistry

A soft tissue laser enables Dr. Sabourin to treat periodontal disease without a drill or scalpel. Laser dentistry is minimally invasive, reduces bacteria, and promotes regeneration of healthy gum and bone. The benefits of laser gum therapy include rapid recovery, less pain and downtime, and a better overall experience. This technology also helps prevent the many negative repercussions gum disease can have on overall health.

Why Choose Dr. Sabourin for Holistic Dentistry?

As a top San Diego dentist who offers holistic options, Dr. Sabourin is known for his conservative approach to dental care and taking time with each patient to understand their unique needs.

He goes above and beyond to ensure he treats every dental issue with as natural and safe of an approach as possible that combines trusted minimally-invasive techniques with the highest quality, natural-looking, and safe materials.

When you entrust your smile to Dr. Sabourin, you’ll receive top-quality dentistry delivered with a compassionate touch that will help you maintain your oral and general health and smile beauty for life!

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Dr. Sabourin is passionate about treating dental issues, preventing dental disease, and protecting your oral and general health with state-of-the-art dentistry. Schedule a new patient visit today with a dentist dedicated to the art and science of caring for the whole person.

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