When you have a tooth with a cavity, or one with damage, then you need a restoration. The same goes for missing teeth! But our team can offer restorations and prosthetics that not only look natural, but are completely metal-free and safe for all ages. In today’s blog, your Lake Orion, MI, dentist talks about our metal-free dental treatments.
The Benefits of Going Metal-Free
While metal restorations are effective, they do change shape with time and temperature, which could mean potentially compromising a tooth in the future. Many amalgam options also contain trace amounts of mercury, making them unsafe for young children, the elderly, and pregnant women. These also pose a risk for people with metal allergies! With metal-free options, we have biocompatible treatments that are safe for everyone, long lasting, and that we can shade to blend with your smile and offer a lifelike appearance. You can enjoy major smile improvement in as little as one visit too!
Our dental fillings are made from composite resin, a blend of glass-like and acrylic particles that we shade to blend with your tooth. Placement takes one visit, we simple numb your tooth, remove all decay, and blend with the outer structure, and apply the material. We shape the tooth as it cures beneath a light. Finally, we polish the tooth! The entire process halts decay and protects the tooth from infection in one visit, and is safe for all ages.
Same-Day Dental Crowns
Sometimes, dental crowns could require a person to set aside time for two or even three visits. But with the CEREC system, our team can design, fabricate, and place crowns in only one visit! Our team starts by preparing the tooth, removing structure from it to make room for the crown. We then take detailed digital images to create a 3D impression. We upload the information and measurements into an onsite milling machine, which crafts the restoration from a solid block of ceramic. We then attach the crown in the same sitting! You leave with a restored tooth that looks natural and offers years of protection.
Porcelain Bridges and Dentures
We don’t just use metal-free materials to repair teeth, we can replace lost teeth too! With porcelain, a strong and lifelike material that can be color matched, we can create bridges to address mir tooth loss, or even a full set of dentures for more advanced tooth loss. These are custom-made to fit comfortably, improve bite balance, and of course, look natural tooth.
Talk To Your Lake Orion, MI Dentist About Holistic Dentistry
Our team can restore your smile with natural-looking results. For more information about how we secure lifelike and biocompatible treatments, please contact Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI by calling 248-693-6213.