Damaged and decayed teeth need safe, effective, and biocompatible solutions. Traditionally, silver amalgam and other metals were once the primary materials used for fillings, crowns, and other restorations. However, dentists now use metal-free alternatives to give patients improved smiles and appearances. With tooth-colored fillings in Naperville as well as porcelain and ceramic dental crowns, individuals seeking treatment no longer need to worry about metal sensitivities or displeasing aesthetics. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Metal-free restorations consist of dental fillings, crowns, and bridges. Gold, nickel, silver, and other metals are still used by some dentists. Our team at Grand Dental – Naperville, however, believes in providing patients with a more natural-looking option. By shading our restorations to match a patient’s smile, we can ensure a beautiful result that features comparable durability and functionality to traditional metal restorations.
There are very few differences between the process for metal-free restorations and traditional gold, silver, and nickel restorations. First, patients meet with a member of our team to have their teeth thoroughly cleaned and cleared of any decayed or damaged tissue. If we are repairing a small cavity, a tooth-colored filling is put into place. The malleable, color-matched composite resin fills the hole in the tooth, and a curing light hardens the resin in a matter of seconds to create a tight seal that prevents reinfection.
If a dental crown is required to protect a damaged tooth, a digital impression will be taken of your teeth. Then it will be sent to a dental lab, where expert technicians will create your restoration. Our team will place a temporary crown over the prepared tooth until the final crown is ready for placement.
There are many reasons a person might opt for a metal-free restoration, such as:
Each metal-free restoration incurs a separate fee, which is why there is no set value tied to these treatments. Instead, a dentist in Naperville will examine your smile to identify the various factors that must be considered when preparing a price estimate. If you have dental insurance, your policy may cover up to 50 – 80% of the total cost. This is dependent upon how your insurer classifies the specific treatment that you must undergo. Our dental team will assist in helping you to maximize your benefits while also providing alternative payment solutions for uninsured individuals.