Reasons Patients Like Metal-Free Dentistry

July 29, 2015

Does is seem like you hear an awful lot about how important it is to receive metal-free dentistry when you seek professional care for your smile? Do you know what this term means or do you simply assume it must be safe and effective? Perhaps you’re interested in learning more about why we offer this focused approach to dental care and wonder why receiving restorations that do not include metal is so important. If so, we are ready to provide you with some particular reasons patients like the metal-free option (and we have a feeling you just might like it, too).

It Looks Better

When it comes to the cosmetic benefits of metal-free dentistry, it’s important to visualize what your completed restoration will look like. First, imagine a tooth filled with amalgam – if it’s a tooth that is close to the front of your smile or a back tooth one can see clearly when you open your mouth, the filling may be visible. Or, because your teeth are translucent, the filling may darken your tooth. Now imagine we have filled your tooth with our tooth-colored filling. No matter the location of your tooth, it will simply look healthy and natural.

Now visualize a metal crown. Whether gold or otherwise, the crown will be extremely obvious when you smile. This is particularly true of crowns in the front of your smile. However, if you receive a crown made out of metal-free, lifelike material like porcelain, it will match surrounding teeth for a beautiful, believable finish.

It Feels Better

What’s something you know about metal and temperature? If you’ve ever touched metal on a very cold or very hot day, you know it’s a wonderful heat conductor, meaning it quickly takes on the surrounding temperature. When it comes to a metal restoration, this can lead to serious sensitivity when eating or drinking hot or cold items. Fortunately, composite and porcelain are weak thermal conductors, so they will not result in sensitivity but will offer superior comfort. Certainly a wonderful reason to choose metal-free dentistry.


Dr. Brad Greenfield and Lake Orion Family Dentistry offers our patients access to the latest in holistic dentistry. You can visit Dr. Greenfield’s office in Lake Orion at 248-693-6213 to schedule a dental appointment for a dental implant consultation. We offer comprehensive dentistry services to patients in Lake Orion and surrounding communities.

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General Dentistry

General dental care provides preventive services along with feedback about your oral health. We provide important oral health reviews for patients of all ages.

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Advanced Dentistry

The right solution for an active oral health issue can give you more confidence in your smile along with the support to bite and chew comfortably.

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Children’s Dentistry

We strive to make every visit comfortable for the kids who depend on us, and we provide reviews and protection that helps you keep them safe from oral health threats.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

We offer conservative, lasting solutions to the flaws that rob people of confidence in the way they look when they speak and smile.