Feel Like Yourself With Metal-Free Restorations
Humans have been repairing teeth for centuries. Smiles? Well, that’s a different concern.
In modern dentistry, however, you can have both your bite and your natural-looking smiles thanks to metal-free restorations. This is one of many services we are happy to provide for our patients in and around Jacksonville, FL.
At River Oaks Dental, we want you to feel confident about sharing your smile on social media or at a social event. Whether you need a filling, full dentures, or something in between, we can help you feel like your smile looks as good as new.
To learn what we can do, start by calling 904-348-0416 to schedule an appointment soon.
Dental Care Doesn’t Need To Be A Distraction
For a long-term, restorative dentistry was focused solely on reviving the function of damaged or missing teeth. From a practical standpoint, this is perfectly understandable. If you can’t bite and chew, your overall health — along with your oral health — could be at risk. For this reason, dental professional used metals like gold and amalgam (a blend of mercury and other metals) to make fillings, crowns, and more.
Because of their durability, these restorations did an excellent job of letting people eating a wide variety of foods. They also protect teeth against more damage, which we would agree is a good thing.
The problem is that these kinds of restorations can make people self-conscious about letting other people see their teeth. It’s an unfortunate consequence that something intended to better people’s health also may have a negative mental impact.
We’ve spoken to many patients over the years with these kinds of restorations. They’ve told us how their metal fillings or crowns made them hesitant to smile in photos or even say hi to someone. They were so grateful to learn they could get a more natural-looking option when it was time to replace their old crowns and fillings.
Show Off Your Smile
With our metal-free restorations, you can fill your cavities, fix your broken teeth, and even replace missing teeth so your smile looks natural.
Our fillings are made with a composite resin. Like gold and amalgam fillings, this resin will restore the function of your decayed tooth and protect it against more decay. Unlike gold and amalgam, the resin can be shaded and polished so that it blends in with you smile. The resin can be used for new cavities or to replace old, worn-out fillings.
For teeth with large cavities, breaks, and cracks, a dental crown made of durable ceramic is your best option. Modern materials are designed to match the color of your natural teeth so your crown is indistinguisable from your other teeth.
If you are missing teeth, you can get a dental bridge (made by fusing crowns together) or an dental implant to support a crown. Either way, you can have teeth replacements that look, function, and feel natural.
Regain Your Natural Smile
You shouldn’t feel self-conscious about your smile just becuase you’ve benefited from restorative denitstry. Get metal-free restorations from River Oaks Dental by calling 904-348-0416 to make an appointment.