Your teeth can stay strong and healthy over the years with the right preventive care. Unfortunately, even with a proactive approach to your oral hygiene, a tooth can be damaged or lost. Whether from decay, disease, or trauma, a restoration is used to rebuild your smile. In the past, this meant using metal. Although they are effective, they cause an eyesore when you smile. Now you can enjoy natural-looking results with all-ceramic dental restorations in Green Hills.
If a tooth is severely damaged, you may need a restoration to save it, such as a crown, inlay, or onlay. Traditionally, they are made from metal because it is durable and cost-effective; however, it also comes with a variety of disadvantages.
Not only is metal highly noticeable, which can make you feel insecure about your smile, but this can create a problem for people who have metal sensitivities. Over time, the metal will also cause your gum line to darken.
Over the years, more natural-looking restorations were developed, like porcelain-fused-to-metal. Although this made them look more realistic, it still did not resolve all the common complaints of metal restorations.
Now, you can enjoy a better alternative. All-ceramic restorations are completely metal-free, but they are equally durable. They can be customized to meet your exact needs, including your enamel color to blend in with your natural teeth.
All-ceramic restorations look and feel like your natural teeth. Since they are metal-free, you will enjoy a variety of benefits, including:
Although your restoration will not be made from metal, it can last for several years if you take the time to care for it. Use a soft-bristled toothpaste and nonabrasive toothpaste to brush your teeth twice a day for at least 2 minutes each session. Use a high-quality dental floss to clean in between each tooth and around your restoration before going to bed.
While the restorations are durable, they can break. It is best to avoid using your teeth as tools or chewing on inedible objects to prevent damage. Do not chew or bite overly hard foods with it either. If you play sports, wear an athletic mouthguard. Do not forget to visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. If the restoration breaks or comes loose, your cosmetic dentist in Green Hills can replace it.
If you have a damaged tooth, do not let a metal crown or restoration cause an eyesore when you smile. Rehabilitate your oral health and invest in your confidence with all-ceramic restorations. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.