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Metal-Free Dental Restorations

Metal-Free Dental Restorations – Studio City, CA

Beautiful, Fully Protected, Natural-Looking Smiles

man smiling with metal-free dnetal restorations in studio city

When dealing with a damaged or decayed tooth, you might be fearful of what kind of crown or filling your dentist will use to treat the problem. Will it stand out and be noticeable to others? Will it cause increased sensitivity? Will it cause problems for nearby healthy teeth? Fortunately, at Studio City Dental Arts, our team can recommend metal-free dental restorations that look natural, offer maximum protection, and are highly durable. If you would like to learn more about this unique solution, call our office to schedule an appointment today.

What Are Metal-Free Dental Restorations?

mouth mold with a dental crown and dental instrument

Metal-free dental restorations are crafted by the dental labs we use and are made of 100% porcelain, so they are strong and natural in appearance. They’re designed to protect and offer greater stability to vulnerable teeth plagued by decay and damage, not to mention their ability to improve aesthetics.

Types of Metal-Free Dental Restorations

up-close image of a tooth and a dental inlay

In general, there are several different types of metal-free dental restorations available. These often include:

  • Dental Fillings – Also known as “tooth-colored filling,” these consist of composite resin that is shaded to match your natural tooth enamel and blend in with your existing smile.
  • Dental Crowns – If a tooth is badly damaged or decayed and needs proper protection, a dental crown can be made using porcelain materials so that it is virtually impossible for anyone to tell the difference between your real and artificial teeth.
  • Inlays & Onlays – When a filling is not enough to repair a tooth and a crown is too much, an inlay or onlay can be created. These help to repair areas of a tooth that are decayed or damaged. Inlays fit inside the tooth, while onlays are placed over one or more tooth cusps.
  • Dental Bridges – When missing one or more teeth, a metal-free dental bridge can be created to fill in the gaps left behind by extracted or damaged pearly whites.

Benefits of Metal-Free Dental Restorations

woman in dentists chair after receiving metal-free dental restoration

When it comes to the benefits you can expect with metal-free dental restorations, you can expect to enjoy more than just an aesthetically pleasing smile. You will also appreciate that they are:

  • Long-Lasting: While metal is known for its longevity, metal-free dental restorations can last just as long with the right kind of care.
  • Ideal for Those with Metal Allergies: As a hypoallergenic alternative to metal, these can be ideal for anyone who suffers from metal allergies and sensitivities.
  • Biocompatible: Metal-free dental restorations are good for you and the environment. Instead of toxic metals that can harm the body and atmosphere, we use only metal-free solutions.
  • Boosted Confidence: When you look in the mirror to see a fully repaired and functional smile that is metal-free, you’ll feel more confident walking around and talking to others.