Restorations are used to replace or restore missing parts of the tooth structure, or missing teeth. Decay, deterioration of an older restoration, or fracture of a tooth are all possible causes for damaged tooth structure, and the need for restoration. Fillings, veneers, crowns, bridges, and implant crowns are all examples of dental restorations.
A metal restoration, or dental amalgam, is typically a mixture of various metals. Metal fillings are strong, hard and durable. Many dentists consider amalgam stronger than non-metal materials and, therefore, use it for back teeth fillings. Patients often prefer metal restorations on their back teeth for the same reason, along with the fact that they are cost-effective.
We offer non-metal materials as an option for your dental restorations. Non-metal restorations are made of tooth-colored materials that look and feel like natural teeth. They are incredibly strong and easy to maintain. Non-metal materials are bonded to the tooth, which saves more tooth structure. Post-operative sensitivity is reduced when non-metal materials are used, compared to that of metal restorations. To see if non-metal restorations are right for you, call our office to schedule an appointment where we can discuss options for your restoration.