Metal-free dental restorations are one of the most effective ways to restore your smile without shining a spotlight on your dental work. At Powell Dental Group, our team of highly trained and skilled dental professionals understand why the aesthetics of a smile can be just as important as its health, which is why we offer custom-made dental crowns that are made of 100% porcelain and composite resin tooth-colored fillings, both of which are designed to blend in beautifully with the rest of your smile. To find out how you can get started, call us to schedule an appointment today!
There are various types of metal-free restorations that can be used on a patient’s smile, including:
Instead of traditional amalgam that causes you to hide your smile because of the shiny silver or gold sitting on top of your teeth, you can enjoy the benefits of a customized restoration that not only improves the health of your smile but its aesthetic, too!
Metal can leave a bad taste in your mouth, but with metal-free restorations, you can experience a natural look and feel minus the toxic material living in your mouth.
For years, patients believed metal restorations were the only way to achieve sturdy, stable smiles. Fortunately, advancements in dentistry have changed all that, allowing for better (and healthier) materials to create lasting prosthetics.
Some of the many great benefits associated with metal-free dental restorations include:
When having a metal-free restoration placed, the process is dependent upon what type of prosthetic you are receiving.
In just one visit, our dentists can clean and remove the decayed portion of your tooth before filling it with a composite resin that is matched to look like your natural tooth color. Once the tooth is filled, a special light will harden the resin to the tooth to ensure a tight seal, preventing reinfection from occurring.
Unlike a filling that only takes one appointment a dental crown will require you to visit our office two times. The reason is that the impressions taken during the first visit will be used by dental lab technicians to create your custom-made crown, which can take a few weeks to finish.
Your initial visit will include removing the decayed or damaged areas of the tooth before filling it back up and sealing off the area. The next step is to file down the tooth so the dental crown will properly fit over your tooth when it’s ready to be placed. You’ll receive a temporary crown, which you will wear until your permanent one is ready.
During your second and final visit, your dentist will remove the temporary and cement the finalized crown into place. We’ll give it a final polish before sending you on your way with a new and improved smile.