When teeth become decayed or damaged, they need safe, effective solutions. Although traditional amalgam used to be the primary material for fillings, crowns, and other restorations, dentists nowadays take advantage of metal-free restorations to improve smiles and restore appearance. Along with tooth-colored fillings in Lake Zurich, porcelain dental crowns and bridges enable individuals seeking treatment can enjoy pleasing aesthetics as well as better oral function. Contact our team to schedule an appointment today!
The types of metal-free restorations include dental fillings, dental crowns, and dental bridges. Even though gold, nickel, and silver are sometimes still used by dentists, at Grand Dental – Lake Zurich, we utilize more aesthetically pleasing options that are just as durable. We can color-match our restorations to blend in perfectly within a patient’s smile. As a result, we ensure more beautiful results that have the same functionality as traditional amalgam restorations while looking completely natural.
For a metal-free restoration or a traditional gold, silver, or nickel restoration, the process is usually very similar. First, patients need to meet with a member of our Grand Dental – Lake Zurich team for a thorough cleaning with any decayed or damaged structures removed. For small cavities, a tooth-colored filling is sufficient to restore the tooth. This malleable, color-matched composite resin fills in the lost enamel, and then a curing light shines on the resin, hardening the material and sealing the tooth to prevent reinfection.
For more severely damaged teeth, a dental crown is required. The process involves taking digital impressions of the person’s upper and lower teeth, which we send to a dental lab for fabrication. While they create your custom restoration, we will attach a temporary crown over the vulnerable tooth until the finalized restoration is ready for placement.
Compared to other options, a metal-free restoration is preferrable because it has the following benefits:
There is no set price attached this kind of cosmetic dental treatment primarily because each metal-free restoration has a unique fee. Before we can tell you the cost, your dentist in Lake Zurich must examine your smile, which enables them to identify and consider various factors and then prepare a cost estimate. If you have dental insurance, however, your out-of-pocket expenses can be lower because the company has negotiated the cost down, saving you between 50 and 80% of the total cost. Coverage greatly depends upon the category and type of metal-free restoration you receive.
Our dental team can help you maximize your available benefits and also provide payment solutions for uninsured individuals.