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Metal-Free Dental Restorations – Dayton, OH

Restore Damaged Teeth to Flawless Function

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While dental restorations are typically thought of as being used to restore the function of your smile, our high quality metal-free, tooth-colored dental restorations also restore the appearance of the smile. At Rahn Dental of Ohio in Dayton, OH, we utilize the highest quality tooth-colored materials to recreate the natural appearance and function of your smile. Keep reading to learn more about metal-free dental restorations and how we utilize them to repair the structure and function of a damaged tooth or teeth and improve your smile’s appearance. When you’re ready to find out more about metal-free dental restorations and other restorative and cosmetic dentistry services at Rahn Dental of Ohio, give our Dayton dental office team a call. We’ll be happy to answer your questions or schedule an appointment for you to visit our dental office.

What are Dental Crowns?

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Dental crowns are easily our must used restorative dentistry solution. They are customized to fit over the top of remaining tooth structures to replace the damaged or decay parts of teeth, protect remaining dental structure, and strengthen your smile. We also utilize tooth-colored dental crowns as a cosmetic dentistry solution to perfect your smile.

Why Choose Metal-Free Dental Crowns?

Tooth-colored dental crowns prior to placement

Metal-free dental crowns offer many benefits. The most obvious is that they look just like your surrounding teeth. We also use metal-free restorations for those patients who have skin allergies or sensitivities to metal. Traditional metal restorations can create irritation and inflammation in the soft tissue for these patients. Metal crowns, bridges, and other restorations can also expand and contract at higher rates than tooth-colored materials and your tooth, which can lead to additional damage to the remaining dental structures.

What is the Metal-Free Restoration Process?

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Metal-free restorations, including dental crowns, bridges, inlays, and onlays, are typically placed over the course of two treatment visits. At the first appointment, we’ll prepare your tooth or teeth. Then, we capture impressions of the prepared teeth that are used by our lab to craft the final restoration. Once we receive that restoration from the lab, you’ll return to the office for your final appointment where we’ll fuse the crown, bridge, inlay, or onlay to your prepared smile.

Do I Need to Care for My Smile Differently?

Once your dental restoration is in place, you should be able to go back to brushing and flossing as usual. We may recommend that you switch to a softer bristled toothbrush and less abrasive toothpaste to avoid unnecessary wear. In the case of a dental bridge, we may also instruct you in how to carefully brush and floss around the edges of this more advanced restoration to avoid plaque accumulation at and below the gums.