Metal-Free Restorations – Edmond, OK
Where Protection and Beauty Come Together
When faced with broken or decayed teeth, a dentist can recommend traditional amalgam to repair and protect your smile; however, you may prefer a solution that doesn’t shine a spotlight on your dental work. If so, Dr. M. Kent Smith is pleased to provide metal-free restorations in Edmond ! Using only the highest quality materials, he can ensure your new and improved dental crown, bridge, or filling matches the shade of your teeth and blends in to create a beautiful and seamless smile. While silver and gold restorations are effective, feel more confident and comfortable with your appearance by contacting us to schedule an appointment to discuss our metal-free options.
Why Choose Dr. M. Kent Smith for Metal-Free Restorations?
- Dentist With More Than 30 Years of Experience
- High-Quality Materials for a Natural Appearance
- Dental Insurance Accepted and Financing Available
What Are Metal-Free Restorations?
Metal-free restorations are customized dental crowns, bridges, fillings, inlays, or onlays. Unlike traditional amalgam that can be easily visible to others, metal-free restorations blend in with your natural tooth shade because of their ability to be color-matched. When using high-quality materials, they can withstand daily wear and tear as well as reflect light in a similar way as regular tooth enamel. If you require a dental filling, Dr. Smith will use a tooth-colored composite resin to fill the area and seal it from future reinfection or damage.
How Do Metal-Free Restorations Work?
The process of receiving metal-free restorations depends on which one you need (i.e., dental crown, bridge, filling, inlay, or onlay). The initial step is usually the same, which involves your dentist examining the tooth and clearing out any debris, decay, or damaged areas. This ensures the tooth is clean before Dr. Smith begins to reshape it. This allows for the customized restoration to fit properly and snugly when ready. Impressions are then taken of your tooth, which are sent to a dental laboratory. Technicians then begin to work on your customized restoration, adhering to the shape, size, and specifications provided by your cosmetic dentist.
While waiting for your restoration to be created, we will have you wear a temporary to protect your tooth in the meantime. Once your crown, bridge, inlay, or onlay is ready, you will return to have your temporary removed and the finalized restoration cemented into place.
If you require a filling, your dentist will clean out the tooth and fill it with a tooth-colored composite resin. Using a special curing light to harden the resin, it creates a tight seal and blends in nicely with the rest of your tooth.
Why Choose Metal-Free Restorations Over Traditional Restorations?
You will discover that by choosing metal-free restorations over traditional solutions, the benefits include:
- A more natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance that boosts your confidence
- Greater durability that can last for many years
- The ability to eat without fearing you will quickly wear down your new restorations (just be mindful of hard or crunchy foods)
- Reduced risk for an allergic reaction. If you have metal sensitivities, these custom restorations can make it possible to receive protection for weakened and damaged teeth
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