Do you suspect or even know that you need dental treatment, but have been delaying a visit to the dentist’s office, because you don’t know what to expect? Many people worry about what restorative treatment will mean for their smile, both in terms of comfort and esthetics. For patients who have existing metal restorations, it can be particularly aggravating, thinking of adding more noticeable metal fixtures to their smiles. Fortunately, modern restorative dentistry offers a number of more seamless solutions, for addressing everything from dental decay to deep cracks, so patients can smile comfortably and confidently, even after restorative treatment.
Dental Fillings Can Be Made of Composite Resin
One great way teeth can be restored is through the use of dental fillings. While these were once made primarily from a metal amalgam material, metal posed a number of problems for some patients. They are easily noticed, obviously, creating cosmetic complaints for many, but the high conductivity level of metal also made metal dental restorations uncomfortable for many people, particularly those with metal sensitivities or allergies.
Crowns of Porcelain Are Designed for Natural-looking Results
Another great and nearly seamless way to restore the smile is through a beautiful and long-lasting porcelain crown. Like fillings, crowns were once made mostly from metal materials, but many patients now prefer the esthetic and comfort benefits of porcelain, instead.
Plus, porcelain is stain-resistant so it ages much like natural teeth as well, allowing patients to enjoy these restorations for a decade or more, with excellent preventive care.