Metal-Free Dental Restorations - Kansas City, MO
Restore Your Smile with Tooth-Colored Solutions
Even with the best preventive efforts, brushing and flossing may not be enough to protect your teeth from damage. Traditionally, metal restorations are used to reinstate the health and function of a tooth. Although they are durable and cost-effective, they come with various disadvantages, like being very noticeable. You do not need to let a metal crown or filling cause an eyesore when you smile. You can choose metal-free restorations in Kansas City. Dr. Michael C. Byars will rebuild your smile using natural-looking solutions.
What are Metal-Free Dental Restorations?
Metal has been the go-to material to make restorations for decades; however, many people are now choosing those that are biocompatible and natural-colored. As an alternative to silver, mercury, and other metals, restorations can also be made from ceramic, composite resin, and zirconia. You can enjoy metal-free:
- Dental Crowns
- Inlays and Onlays
Each one is carefully crafted to mimic the appearance of your natural tooth. This creates a seamless look while restoring your oral health.
Benefits of Metal-Free Dental Restorations
Tooth-colored restorations are not made from metal, but they are equally durable and reliable. They provide the same benefits as those made from metal while also creating several new advantages, such as:
- Improved Confidence
- Strengthens Teeth
What Can I Expect During the Treatment Process?
Depending on the restoration you need, your treatment process will vary slightly. Your dentist in Kansas City, Dr. Byars takes the time to explain your procedure and answer any questions you may have about the process.
Dr. Byars cleans your tooth before applying a weak acid to it. This is necessary to open the pores in your enamel and dentin to create a secure bond. The acid is rinsed from your tooth before a composite resin material is applied to it. The resin is customized to match the color of your enamel to blend in with your teeth. After Dr. Byars molds it to the ideal shape, a special light is used to quickly harden it.
Your treatment may take more than one appointment. During your first visit, your tooth is reshaped to allow the dental crown to be fitted over it. Dr. Byars takes an impression of your mouth, which is used to design your crown to meet your exact needs. It is fabricated to match the color, size, and shape you need to look and feel just like a real tooth. This can take a couple of weeks, so we may need to place a temporary crown in the meantime. After your permanent restoration is ready, it is bonded to your tooth. It can last for an average of 10 years before needing to be replaced if you care for it properly.
Rebuild Your Smile Today!
You can restore the health and appearance of your smile back to its previous glory with metal-free restorations. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Byars.