Benefits of Metal-Free Dentistry
Due to advancements in the dental industry, metal-free restorations for dental work safely restores smiles and delivers a natural look without the amalgams that contain metal elements such as mercury. There are now alternative solutions to conventional metal-based materials in the market. These include lithium di-silicates, ceramics and zirconia. Metal-free solutions have greatly improved over the last decade, expanding the variety of metal-free options.
The new science of ceramics and the
physical and optical properties of zirconia have allowed for detailed
customization for all patients. These new solutions are lighter in color than
their metallic counterparts, making it easier to adjust the shade to match any
tooth. They are very appealing and look like the real deal but feel like
natural teeth too.
The lasting quality and strength of
metal-free materials present an optimally durable restoration, and also provide
safety and reinforcement for the natural tooth. While wear and tear of
the teeth is normal and inevitable, solutions such as all-ceramics for patients
are in higher demand due to its fraction toughness, friction resistance, and
strength when compared with traditional materials.
Advantages such as their realistic presence
and erosive-resilience alone make metal-free restorations desirable to
patients, but it is the safety of metal-free restorations that is among the main
consideration of dentists and patients alike. Metal-free remedies are exceptionally
biocompatible, ensuring a positive interaction with the patient’s body.
Metal-free solutions are safer for
individual patients and the environment as well. According to the EPA, high
levels of mercury in the bloodstream can cause brain damage and neurological
problems. If released into the environment, it can enter the food chain and
make it into our bloodstream. With the reduction or removal of mercury from labs
and practices, we can help mitigate risks to the environment and people.
The elimination of relying on
mercury-based metal restorations enables the safest solution for all patients
of all types and is especially important for pregnant women. For those who have
experienced oral trauma, an all-ceramic crown placed alongside an implant is an
exceptional alternative to prevent resorption of bone tissue.
Choosing the Best Metal-Free Option
It is important to pick the proper
metal-free material based on the need of the patient.
Zirconia, the hardest ceramic in the world of dentistry, is sintered
then refined to procure a coping, substructure, or full-contour crown. On
top of its use in crowns, it can also be utilized for implants and implant
abutments. Well-known for outstanding durability and natural look,
Zirconia is a leading pick in metal-free options.
Composite Fillings are made of a resin, a compound of plastic and ceramic
materials. This resin also mimics the natural look that teeth have, and blend
right in. Proving good resistance to fracture in up to medium-sized fillings,
and good durability, they are good for front or back teeth.
How We Can Help
Our dentists in Las Vegas, NV can restore a patient’s smile the metal-free way with any of the products that Sahara Dental has to offer. Whether it be restorative or cosmetic, there are numerous benefits for both oral health and aesthetics that all-ceramic alternatives offer. Call or email us today for more details, scheduling, and pricing.