Metal-Free Restorations - Federal Way, WA
Choose a Natural-Looking Solution
Modern advancements in dentistry allow your teeth to last for longer than ever, including those that have been damaged. In the past, teeth suffering the effects of trauma, decay, or other issues where fixed with metal restorations. Although they are effective, they are very noticeable. Not to mention, they aren’t biocompatible. Now, you can enjoy natural-looking results with metal-free restorations.
What are Metal-Free Restorations?
Metal-restorations have been the go-to solution in restorative dentistry for decades, but it isn’t a secret they are very noticeable. They can be a source of insecurity when you smile. Although the American Dental Association deems them safe, it’s also normal to be a bit concerned about their long-term use because they contain metal.
You can invest in a confident smile while also promoting your well-being with metal-free restorations. They are made of ceramic or composite resin for a biocompatible solution that blends in with your natural teeth.
Benefits of Metal-Free Restorations
Although they aren’t made of metal, they are equally durable and provide an array of other advantages, including:
- Aesthetics: Your restoration closely replicates your natural tooth to blend in when you smile.
- Hypoallergenic: Perfect for patients who have metal sensitivities or allergies.
- Strengthens Teeth: Less of your tooth is removed to support the restoration while also adding strength to its structure.
- Long-Lasting: Last for a decade or longer if you care for them properly.
- Biocompatible: No adverse complications to your oral or general health.
Types of Metal-Free Restorations
Now, you have more options than ever for alternatives to metal restorations, such as:
An all-ceramic custom-made cap is bonded over the entire surface of your tooth above the gum line. It’s customized to match the exact color, size, and shape of your teeth to blend in when you smile. Since they can look just like a real tooth, this allows them to offer more than just restorative benefits. Crowns can also cover dark stains or improve the overall appearance of a tooth.
Composite resin fillings are also mercury-free, providing a safer alternative to those made of metal. The material is easily sculpted into the desired shaped and hardened with a special light to protect your tooth from decay for many years to come. It will match your enamel, so no one will know it’s there.
A bridge is effective for replacing 1 to 3 consecutive missing teeth. Dr. Beaty takes an impression of your mouth to recreate the teeth you’ve lost from all-ceramic material. The dental crowns that hold your bridge in place will also be metal-free. No one will know your new teeth aren’t your own.
Inlays & Onlays
Teeth that have become too compromised for a filling or not damaged enough for a crown can be treated with an inlay or onlay. Your restoration will look natural to blend in when you smile.
Restore Your Smile Today!
You can invest in the health, beauty, and function of your smile using metal-free restorations. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.