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BioComp is a specialized laboratory dedicated to investigating the reactivity potential of restorative materials, especially in the field of dentistry.
The immune system is the body’s natural defense against pathogens, whether bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic. However, the immune system also defends the body against antigens, which are molecules that do not contain the body’s own HCC (i.e., histocompatibility complex) on its surface, and are therefore recognized as “non-self.” Therefore, they are capable of inducing an immune response in the host organism. Sometimes, antigens even can attach themselves to the host, and the body inaccurately recognizes “the whole complex” as antigenic - something to be gotten rid of. When the immune system detects either an invading pathogen or an antigen (i.e., anything that is not identifiable as either part of the body or compatible with it), it reacts with an immune response. This is designed to quarantine and/or destroy the detected threat.
Reactivity is the amount of change that occurs in the immune system upon exposure to a foreign substance.
An allergy is a reaction on the part of the body to an allergen: a foreign substance that elicits an immune response.
Biocompatibility is the degree to which a given substance does not elicit an immune response from a particular individual.
Dental toxicity is the complex condition resulting from both the cumulative effects derived from the placement of biologically incompatible materials in the mouth and their potential to do harm.
Restorative materials replace the function and appearance of a natural tooth. However, no restorative material can fully replace its biological original, especially at a vital or energetic level.
The kinds of materials available for use in dental restorations are incredibly varied. Dentists use everything from metals to ceramics to plastics or composites, and even cadaver parts.
The metallic materials commonly used in conventional dentistry are mercury amalgams and casting alloys.
No, BioComp does not diagnose disease. Rather, it assists healthcare providers in determining which restorative materials are the best options for use with their individual patients.
Test results are usually completed within one week.