Do you have a broken tooth in Phoenix? Do you have a tooth that is misshapen, stubby, or severely discolored? Then you might benefit from metal-free restorations. These restorations can seamlessly restore your smile while also revitalizing your oral health. One of our dentists here at Carefree Smiles Dentistry can flawlessly restore your teeth with custom-made crowns, bridges, fillings, inlays, or onlays, depending on what your pearly whites need. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to see if metal-free restorations in Phoenix are right for you.
What Are Metal-Free Restorations?
Metal-free restorations is a term used to refer to one of many different treatments, such as:
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Dental crowns
- Fixed bridges
- Inlays and onlays
These restorations can be crafted from materials like zirconia, ceramic, and composite resin (a mixture of plastic and glass). All of these materials are designed to perfectly mimic the natural enamel of your tooth, right down to the way they reflect light. Unless you go talking about how easy the process is, then no one even has to know you got dental work done!
Benefits of Metal-Free Restorations
Restorations made from metal are rumored to be more durable, but in order to make room for them, more natural tooth enamel needs to be removed. For this and a few other reasons listed below, we can’t recommend metal-free restorations enough:
- Long-lasting: As long as you take care of your metal-free restorations in Phoenix with regular brushing, flossing, and checkups with us, then they can last for up to ten years or even longer.
- Natural part of your smile: Metal-free restorations can be customized to perfectly match the color of your tooth enamel, so they blend right into the rest of your smile. They are also highly resistant to staining, so you won’t need to worry about discoloration.
- Hypoallergenic: Even if you have an allergy to metal, you can still receive these restorations without having an adverse reaction to them.
Types of Metal-Free Restorations
Our dentists can solve a wide variety of dental problems with metal-free restorations like:
In the old days you had to worry about people noticing when you got a cavity filled. These days, however, our dentists can treat your decay with entirely tooth-colored materials.
Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that fit comfortably atop a natural tooth. They can serve multiple purposes at once, such as holding together a broken tooth, concealing discoloration, or masking a misshapen tooth.
Bridges are designed to close the gap in your smile if you’re missing a few teeth in a row. This restoration involves several crowns strung together and anchored on the teeth on either side of the gap in your grin.
Inlays and Onlays
If a tooth is too damaged for a simple filling, but not enough for a crown, we may suggest an inlay or onlay. Essentially, they are a type of filling that is created in a dental lab and then bonded to the tooth. Inlays fit within the tiny points of a tooth, known as cusps, and onlays cover the top of one or more of these cusps.