Just a few decades ago, if you had a decayed, damaged, or missing tooth, your only option was a restorative treatment, usually made of a metal like gold or silver, that stood out noticeably in your smile. That’s no longer the case, thanks to metal-free dental restorations in McMinnville. With this type of treatment, Dr. Ramsay can heal and beautify your teeth simultaneously by creating restorations that blend in with the rest of your smile. If you need to get restorative dental work done but don’t want onlookers to be able to tell, contact Evans Street Dental today!
Metal-free dental restorations may refer to one of several different treatments, including:
These restorations can be made of various materials, such as porcelain, zirconia, ceramic, or composite resin. Your cosmetic dentist in McMinnville can determine which of these substances would best meet your oral health needs. All of these materials are designed to perfectly resemble the enamel of your natural teeth, even in the way they reflect light. You can relax knowing that you can get dental work that looks exactly like the rest of your smile.
Although traditional metal restorations can sometimes be more durable than other materials, they can actually cause more dental damage in some cases. For example, more of your natural tooth structure has to be carved out to make room for them. Not only are metal-free restorations more conservative, they also offer the following benefits:
With many kinds of metal-free dental restorations available, Dr. Ramsay can solve a variety of dental issues. The most common types are:
We can use a putty-like substance called composite resin to seamlessly fill your cavity. Because this material can be custom-shaded, no one should notice that your tooth was once decayed.
A tooth that is too damaged for a filling but not quite enough for a crown can often be restored with an inlay or onlay, which is crafted in a dental lab and then cemented onto a tooth. Inlays fit within the cusps, or tiny points, of a molar, while onlays covers the top of one or more cusps.
This tooth-shaped cap covers the entire visible portion of a natural tooth, protecting it from further damage while also masking flaws such as chipping or discoloration.
With a dental bridge, a crown is placed on either end of the gap in your grin, with several crowns strung together in between them. This solution can replace several missing teeth in a row.