At Modern Family Dental, Dr. Tran offers patients the option of having metal-free restorations for large and small defects, and to address cosmetic concerns so patients throughout the Greater San Francisco, CA, area can feel more confident about the appearance of their teeth and smiles.
Metal-Free Restorations Q&A
What are metal-free restorations?
Metal-free restorations refer to any type of restoration that doesn't use metal in its composition – for instance, porcelain crowns, ceramic veneers, porcelain and composite inlays and onlays, and composite resin fillings. Traditionally, most restorations were performed using metal or a combination of porcelain and metal fused together. Metal was used because at the time, it represented the strongest and most durable material. But advances in materials and technology have made metal-free restorations just as durable, and today, many patients prefer restorations that are completely metal-free.
Are metal-free restorations as strong as restorations that are composed of metal?
Yes, today's metal-free restorations are designed using special techniques and materials so they can be just as durable and strong as restorations that contain metal. Plus, many people find they provide a more natural-looking result for greater self-confidence and a healthier-looking smile.
Does Modern Family Dental offer metal-free restorations?
Yes, our practice offers a complete line of metal-free options, including crowns, veneers, inlays and onlays, and fillings. During your office visit, you can discuss the “pros and cons” of metal and metal-free restorations to decide which option is right for your needs, your preferences, and your budget.
What are the benefits of metal-free restorations?
Today's metal-free restorations are completely natural looking and can be customized and created to look just like your natural teeth for more beautiful results. Because they do not contain metal, there's no risk of becoming contaminated by metal leachate as the restoration wears down over time. Metal-free restorations do tend to cost more than traditional metal-based restorations, and dental insurance may not provide complete coverage; however, our office can help you find financing that can help you fit the cost of your care into your budget so you can enjoy a beautiful, healthy-looking smile.