If you have a damaged tooth, a restoration is a great solution to preserve its health and function. No matter if you need a crown, bridge, onlay, filling, or another type of restoration, you might be picturing a dark spot on your tooth. It is true restorations used in previous generations stood out like an eyesore when a person smiled; however, modern dentistry uses less noticeable options. Our office offers metal-free restorations in Lovell, WY. You’ll enjoy a restoration that blends in with your natural teeth, so you can feel confident when you smile.
Traditional restorations can be made from a variety of materials, including some that contain mercury. While they are durable, they are very noticeable. Not to mention, they aren’t biocompatible. To try to hide their appearance, many dentists offer porcelain fused-to-metal. Although they look more natural, there are still a few concerns because the inner shell is metal.
Metal-free restorations resolve their disadvantages. They are made completely of all-ceramic material to provide a biocompatible solution that looks natural. Although they aren’t made of metal, they remain equally durable to last for a decade or longer with the right aftercare.
Metal-free dental restorations work similarly to those made of traditional materials. They can come in many different forms to cater to your specific needs, such as:
The restoration is customized to meet your exact size and shape needs to function like your natural tooth. They are also made to match the color of your enamel to blend in with your teeth to also improve the aesthetics of your smile.
When compared to restorations commonly used in the past, those not made of metal offer exceptional benefits, including:
Many people believe metal-free restorations are too expensive for the average person, but this isn’t true. In fact, they are around the same price. There isn’t a set fee for them because their cost is based on several factors, like the type of restoration needed. We’ll provide you with an estimate during your initial consultation and discuss the costs associated with your plan.
There are several ways to keep your restoration affordable, like using your dental insurance. We will work on your behalf with your insurance carrier to maximize your annual benefits to lower the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket. We offer several payment options to cover any remaining balance. Besides traditional methods, we also accept third-party financing. We will help you find the solutions you need to benefit from metal-free restorations without breaking the bank.
If you have a damaged or compromised tooth, we can help. We offer the latest advancements in dentistry to preserve your natural smile. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for metal-free restorations.