In the past, metal amalgam was the primary material used for restorations like fillings and crowns. Fortunately, dentists now offer metal-free restorations as beautiful solutions for healthier teeth. With options like tooth-colored fillings in Channahon and dental crowns crafted from porcelain or ceramic, patients can enjoy a smile that truly looks and feels its best. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment.
Restorations are treatments that are used to restore teeth that have been damaged or lost, such as fillings, dental crowns, and dental bridges. Some dentists still craft these solutions from a combination of gold, nickel, and silver, but here at Grand Dental – Channahon we are dedicated to providing a healthier, more aesthetically-pleasing option. We use 100% metal-free materials that are color-matched to the shade of a patient’s enamel for beautifully seamless results.
Receiving a metal-free filling, crown, or bridge works very similarly to that of getting their traditional amalgam counterpart. First, patients will meet with a member of our team to have their teeth cleaned and cleared of decayed or damaged tissue. In the case of filling a cavity, a malleable, tooth-colored composite resin is molded into the vacated area. It is then hardened into place with a curing light to prevent further decay.
Should a dental crown be required to protect a weakened or damaged tooth, a thin layer of enamel will be taken off the tooth to make room for the crown. For replacing a missing tooth or teeth with a dental bridge, the teeth on either side of the gap are minorly altered. Impressions will be taken and sent to a dental lab for fabrication. In the meantime, a temporary restoration will be fitted to protect your smile until your permanent crown or bridge is ready to be cemented into place.
There are many reasons why a patient would choose a metal-free restoration, including:
Each type of metal-free restoration comes with its own cost. That’s why there is no set fee for this service. During your consultation, we’ll take into account various factors that will influence the price in order to give you a cost estimate. Patients with dental insurance may have their out-of-pocket costs minimized by 50-80% with the help of their benefits. Our knowledgeable staff will help you maximize your coverage and review solutions for uninsured individuals