Metal-free restorations are some of the most natural-looking restorations available, as they blend beautifully with your smile. Today’s metal-free restorations are designed to be durable and long-lasting to keep your smile healthier and happier. If you have a decayed, damaged, or otherwise compromised tooth, Dr. Lozada, provider of metal-free restorations in Los Angeles, offers a variety of tooth-colored options.
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Some of the most common metal-free restorations include:
• Tooth-colored fillings – Tooth-colored fillings are made from a special material called composite resin. This putty-like material can be molded to fit the tooth and hardened into place using a special light. Dr. Lozada, provider of metal-free restorations in Los Angeles, then trims and polishes it to match the rest of the tooth for a flawless finish.
• Porcelain crowns – When a tooth has been broken or has suffered extensive decay, it can lose its strength, which can affect the way it functions. A crown repairs the tooth and restores its strength and appearance. A porcelain crown looks just like the natural tooth, but can protect your tooth from further damage for years, and allows you to enjoy all your favorite foods without fear.
• Inlays and onlays – Inlays and onlays are special restorations that offer more coverage than a conventional filling, but are more conservative than dental crowns. Inlays and onlays are custom made by Dr. Lozada, provider of metal-free restorations in Los Angeles, and are bonded to the tooth to offer a precise fit and durable restoration that can last for many years.
Although metal restorations have been used for years to restore teeth, they are less aesthetically pleasing than tooth-colored, metal-free restorations. The metal also tends to expand and contract in response to temperature changes, which can weaken the tooth over time. Dr. Lozada, provider of metal-free restorations in Los Angeles, can help you decide which type of restoration best meets your needs. The best type of restoration can vary based on the tooth affected and the amount of damage that is present.
Call us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lozada, dentist in LA.