Dental Care with a More Natural Look
Metal-free dentistry is a type of dentistry that straightens your teeth without using metal brackets. It offers multiple choices for patients who prefer a more comfortable and discreet way of fixing the alignment of their teeth.
At Newport Smiles, our team is proud to offer metal-free dental options in Newport Beach and beyond. Contact us today to learn more!
Types of Metal-Free Dentistry
Examples of this approach include porcelain veneers or crowns, ceramic braces, and Invisalign®. The process for each type varies. For instance, our dentist bonds porcelain veneers to the exterior of the teeth. These veneers are fiber-thin materials that can hide discoloration, stains, or minor cases of crooked teeth. On the other hand, ceramic braces will be installed the same way as metal brackets.
Invisalign® treatment involves an entirely different procedure from porcelain veneers and ceramic braces. Teeth impressions are created and then forwarded to a lab for the fabrication of the clear aligners. Once the creation is done, the aligners will then be sent back to the dentist’s office and the patient must wear them for 2 weeks. The old set will then be interchanged with a new set. This method is repeated every 2 weeks until the desired results are achieved.
Thanks to the advancements in modern orthodontics, patients have now more choices in having a brighter smile aside from the traditional metal braces.
Types of Metal-Free Crowns
Dental crowns are able to effectively hide tooth discoloration as well as cover up damaged teeth for several years. Some dentists feel that porcelain fused to metal is the most sturdy among the kinds of dental crowns, while others express their worry about the possibility of metal materials causing harm to a patient’s body.
In either case, the method for metal-free crowning is very much like a porcelain/metal fused crown. It is generally a two-visit procedure. The first visit involves prepping the affected tooth, removing decay, and placing a temporary crown. The second visit involves permanently cementing the new metal-free crown.
A metal-free dental crown has fewer risks of causing harm to your body, will not cause any “black line” in the gumline, are long-lasting, and look natural compared to porcelain/metal crowns.
The price for the treatment will vary depending on the patient’s current dental condition. Give us a call to know more about the cost of your exact metal-free crowns.
Schedule an appointment with our team by calling us at (949) 570-5645 and asking about Newport Beach metal-free dentistry.
Metal-Free Dentistry – FAQs
What is a standard metal-free procedure?
Many people choose to remove metal fillings and crowns because they are suspected of causing heavy metal toxicity. A standard metal-free procedure involves removing all the metal fillings and crowns from your mouth and replacing them with composite or porcelain, tooth-colored fillings, and crowns. We will discuss the best options for you.
How long do results last?
Your results depend on the health of your teeth and the extent to which you are diligent about taking care of your teeth at home. Metal-free fillings and crowns last longer on healthier teeth with more bone and on those who brush, floss, and get their teeth cleaned regularly.