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Metal-free restorations are typically made of dental porcelain, a strong material that bears a close resemblance to natural tooth enamel. In fact, it even reflects light in a manner that is similar to real teeth, helping it to blend in seamlessly with the dentition around it.

There are a few different types of metal-free restorations:

  • Crowns go on top of a tooth to restore its strength, structure, and function.
  • A bridge replaces one or more missing teeth.
  • An inlay, onlay, or overlay type of restoration that fits over one or more of a tooth’s cusps and fills in a decayed area.

Benefits of Metal-Free Restorations

The aesthetic appeal of metal-free restorations is their best-known advantage. However, they offer numerous other benefits:

  • Metal-free restorations have a low thermal conductivity rate, which helps to prevent tooth sensitivity. It allows you to enjoy a more comfortable eating and drinking experience.
  • Metal-free restorations do not interact with MRIs, and also do not respond to magnetic fields.
  • Dental porcelain is hypoallergenic. Even people with severe metal allergies are able to tolerate it.
  • Metal-free restorations have the potential to last for ten years or longer with proper care.
  • Porcelain is non-porous, which means that it will not stain. Your restoration should maintain its beauty for as long as you have it!
  • Metal-free restorations are bonded with teeth which are much stronger adhesives as compared to any other types of cement. It means you can eat anything you like without a crown coming out.

How long do non-metal crowns last?

Non-metal dental crowns have lasted anywhere from five to 20 years or even up to 25 and 30 in certain cases. The most solid answer would be “Ten years,” because these crowns need to be replaced as part of regular wear-and-tear.

Zirconia offers superior strength and durability for dental crowns. It is at least three times stronger than porcelain or PFM restorations. Unlike porcelain, zirconia can withstand wear and tear without chipping, which is why zirconia restorations tolerate extreme chewing and bruxism. But Zirconia doesn't bond to the tooth structure and it often wears off the opposite dentition of contact.

How to Get Metal-Free Restorations?

Are you interested in receiving a metal-free restoration, either to repair a tooth or replace old, metal dental work? Contact Nxtdent Dental Clinic to schedule an appointment with Dr. Desai. After thoroughly examining your teeth, he will recommend a treatment that is best for your smile. If you require a restoration, he will prepare the tooth that is going to receive it by removing areas of decay and making sure the tooth will fit well underneath the crown, onlay, inlay, or bridge.

Following that, he’ll use our advanced digital impressions system to scan your teeth. The data from the scan will then be used to design a custom restoration. When the restoration is ready, Dr. Desai will make sure it fits perfectly before he attaches it to your tooth.

Do you want to repair your smile without downgrading its appearance? Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ankit Desai, your general and cosmetic dentist in surat.

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