When in need of a restoration that will protect a decayed or damaged tooth, you may be thinking the only viable solution is a silver or gold dental crown. Fortunately, advancements in dentistry have made it possible for dentists to use alternative materials that appear more natural. At Conklin & Ward Dental Group, we can offer metal-free restorations! Whether you need a dental crown, bridge, inlay, onlay, or another customized restoration, you can feel confident knowing your smile will look and feel better than before. To find out more about metal-free restorations or to schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist in Severna Park, contact our office today!
If you have a tooth that is severely decayed, damaged, stained, or discolored, a metal-free restoration can improve the look and feel of your smile. From offering greater protection against reinfection and damage to hiding stains and improving your overall appearance, these customized prosthetics are a superb alternative to traditional amalgam. Not only are they safer for the environment, but they’re also great for individuals who are allergic to metal.
Unsure why metal-free restorations are better than the traditional silver or gold materials? Here are a few reasons to consider:
Depending on the type of procedure you receive, the process can vary. For example, if you are having a dental crown put into place, your dentist in Severna Park will first need to clear out any decay and debris from the weakened tooth before filling it with composite resin. Once the resin hardens and creates a solid seal, we will file down the tooth in preparation for crown placement. Impressions are then taken of your tooth and sent to a dental lab where technicians will create your crown.
It can take a few weeks for your dental crown to be ready. In the meantime, you will receive a temporary crown to wear. Once your final restoration arrives in our office, you will return to have the temporary removed and your custom-made prosthetic cemented into place.
If you are receiving a tooth-colored filling, you can expect to see a difference in your smile in as little as one visit. Following the same process as a dental crown, your dentist will clear away any decayed areas of your tooth without removing too much of your natural tooth structure. Once it is thoroughly cleaned, we will fill it with a color-matched composite resin and harden it using a special curing light. After a few adjustments and polishing, we will ensure the resin lays flat and is undetectable to others.