lake orion metal free restorations

Creating Metal-Free Dental Restorations

January 30, 2024

When we repair your teeth or even replace missing ones, our team will offer restorations to improve the function and beauty of your smile. In addition, we will do so with metal-free materials that can blend with your smile! In today’s blog, your Lake Orion, MI, dentist talks about our metal-free dental restorations.

The Impact of Metal Options

While metal crowns and fillings can be effective for treating issues like dental damage or tooth decay, they have major downsides as well. For example, amalgam fillings and crowns often contain trace amounts of mercury, making them unsafe for elderly people, pregnant women, and children. This limits the ability of people with metal allergies to receive necessary treatments too. Which is why we take a holistic approach!

Taking a Holistic Approach

Our team is proud to offer treatments with a holistic approach, meaning they contain no metals and instead employ biocompatible materials, which can bond with the tooth and for restorations and tooth replacements that can last for years to come. These are safe for people of all ages and types and contain no trace amounts of harmful chemicals. They also don’t change shape with time and temperature, so the risk of reinfection or future decay in treated teeth is much lower. We want you to not only receive quality care that improves oral health and bite function, but also restorations that also look natural too.

Fillings, Crowns, and Bridges

Our dental fillings are made from composite resin, a biocompatible material that combines glass-like and acrylic-like particles. This takes one visit to place, and blends with the tooth. We shade it to ensure this, and the restorations can last for years to come. The same material can be used in dental bonding to mask common cosmetic imperfections too.

If you need treatment for more severe damage or decay, we could offer a crown, which covers the tooth, made from materials like ceramic, this can also be shaded to blend with your tooth and last for years to come. We can repair cracked or chipped teeth, improve bite balance and function, and address issues with the shape of the teeth too.

If you have lost teeth, we can create a ceramic dental bridge that looks natural and blends with your teeth, while also replacing between one and three lost teeth in a row. If you have any questions about our holistic and metal-free dental restoration, then contact our team today to learn more. Let’s make your smile shine in 2024!

Ready to Schedule a Visit for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Our team wants to help you enjoy a smile that looks great, with results that last for years to come. Find out more about our approach to general and cosmetic dentistry by contacting Lake Orion Family Dentistry at (248)693-6213!

Our Services

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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.