Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Why Metal-Free Restorations Matter for Cosmetic Dentistry

The last thing you want to see when you smile at the mirror are tell-tale signs of old metal dental treatments. With advancements in cosmetic dentistry over the past two decades, patients no longer have to accept metal fillings or other metal-based dental work -- there are modern options available that are metal-free and maintain their natural appearance for a lifetime. These treatments blend in with your teeth, creating a seamless smile.

Benefits of Metal-Free Restorations

For decades, metal was the standard treatment method for dental fillings, crowns, and bridges. However, metal can shrink or expand when exposed to cold or hot elements, causing preventable damage and allowing dangerous bacteria to seep through, which promotes tooth decay.

Cosmetically, the look of metal crowns and  bridges with an overlay if porcelain is less appealing than that of all-porcelain, quartz or resin -- materials used in place of metal in modern cosmetic dentistry. 

With improvements in materials and bonding agents, metal-free crowns and bridges can be just as durable, if not more so, than metal-based restoration.  Your smile will look better without metal fillings or crowns. No one will know you’ve had dental work.

Options for Metal-Free Treatment

Hall Cosmetic & Family Dentistry offers several metal-free cosmetic restorations, which include:

• Composite Fillings
• Porcelain Crowns/Caps
• Porcelain Fixed Bridges
• Porcelain Inlays
• Porcelain Onlays
• Porcelain Veneers

These metal-free options can correct chipped, broken, discolored, or gapped teeth, restoring your teeth to their beautiful natural state.

Make an Appointment Today

Metal-free cosmetic dentistry allows patients the option of correcting their smile without obvious metal dental work, resulting in a restored and healthy smile that looks natural. Contact Hall Cosmetic & Family Dentistry at 205-991-7840 to make an appointment today.

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