February 26, 2023
If you and your partner are looking for a way to improve your smiles, you may be considering metal-free crowns. Because metal-free crowns are made from materials such as glass, quartz, and resin, they more closely resemble your natural teeth. By knowing these secrets, you and your partner can enjoy beautiful, healthy smiles for years to come. Here are a few things you should know before getting metal-free crowns as a couple:
“Metal-free” crowns are those that do not utilize metal. As a background, metal dental crowns are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Newer, ceramic material-based crowns can be created to more closely match the size, shape, and color of your regular teeth. These are made with safety in mind, as they’re hypoallergenic and long-lasting. Those who want to avoid smile imperfections and more costly dental procedures in the future (e.g., root canal therapy and tooth extraction) often opt for these instead of metal options.
At True Dental Care Of Bloomfield, our dentist will first examine the problem area and determine if a metal-free crown is the best restorative solution for you. We will numb the area around your tooth before removing any decay or damaged areas. After we remove all the debris, we will fill the tooth with a composite resin. This material creates an impenetrable seal that will defend you from any possible future illness.
After the resin is hardened in place with a curing light, to restore your tooth to its original shape, we will file it down. First, our team will take dental impressions of the area in question. Once we have those images, we’ll send them off to a lab where technicians will create your custom crown. We will place a temporary crown on your tooth until your permanent one arrives. When your permanent crown is ready, you’ll need to return so that we can remove the temp and replace it with the new permanent crown.
There are a few occasions when you may need a metal-free crown. One is when you have a tooth that’s cracked or broken. In these cases, a metal-free crown can help to protect the tooth from further damage. Additionally, if you have a large cavity, a metal-free crown may be recommended to strengthen the tooth and prevent it from breaking. Other reasons for needing a metal-free crown include dental implants, root canal therapy, and tooth extractions.
Do you grind or clench your teeth at night? Metal-free crowns are made of a variety of materials, such as glass, quartz, and resin. These materials have been carefully researched and tested to ensure safety and effectiveness. Thanks to the protective property of the material, you can expect your metal-free crowns to last for years without being damaged by regular use.
Our top priority is to help patients keep their teeth clean so tooth decay cannot form. When plaque builds up and remains on teeth, the acidic properties gradually eat away at the enamel. However, if teeth are regularly cleaned and the plaque is removed, then tooth decay will not be given an opportunity to develop.
Accordingly, while you’re at home, make sure to brush and floss after every meal. If you don’t have anything with you, rinse your mouth out with water. This will help remove any loose food particles or sugar on your teeth. It would be best if you also ate a balanced diet since everything we consume makes contact with our teeth.
Do you have any allergies to metals? Some of the advantages of metal-free crowns include that they are more natural-looking and functional. More importantly, they’re safer, as they are made of materials that are less likely to cause an allergic reaction. Additionally, metal-free crowns are more durable and long-lasting than metal crowns.
There are several benefits to having regular dental crowns, but most patients find that metal-free dental crowns offer more advantages, such as:
Because they are metal-free, crowns provide a more natural look for the wearer. This is important for teens and adults who are self-conscious about their appearance, as well as working professionals or anyone who just wants to avoid dental work that will affect their daily routine.
Because each patient is unique, your dentist cannot give you an exact price for metal-free crowns until they have assessed your individual case. Several factors contribute to the final cost of treatment, including:
After our consultation, you will have a clear understanding of all the available treatment options as well as an estimate of how much you can expect to pay.
We know at True Dental Care of Bloomfield NJ that your dental health reflects not just your physical well-being but also the state of your relationship. We only use the best quality materials to make metal-free crowns for our couples. Unlike traditional metal crowns, our metal-free crowns are made from biocompatible materials that are safe for your body and won’t cause any allergic reactions. In addition, our metal-free crowns are more aesthetically pleasing than traditional metal crowns, and they provide a natural-looking smile.
At True Dental Care of Bloomfield, we provide metal-free crowns for individuals and couples seeking this specific dental service. We’re dedicated to giving all of our patients, including couples and individuals, the best dental care possible. We want you and your partner to be happy with not only your new smiles but also your relationship.
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