Metal Free Crowns
The move away from metal.
Over the past decade or more, there has been a growing trend away from dental restorations that contain metal to metal-free crowns.
Starting with the advent of bonded tooth-colored fillings as an alternative to silver amalgam fillings many dental patients expressed a preference towards metal-free fillings, crowns and even bridges.
Why not metal?
Some patients cite health concerns over the use of certain metal alloys. Others express cosmetic objections to even the thought of metal in their mouths. They believe, since natural teeth do not contain metal, so why should a dental restorative material designed to replace missing tooth structure be metallic?
I have seen revolutionary developments in the field of metal free restorations in the past few years. Metal-free crowns can be made from a number of different materials. Cad-Cam (computer assisted design-computer assisted manufacturing) technology, ceramic crowns, E-Max crowns, milled Zirconium crowns, advanced techniques with layered porcelain, pressed ceramics are some of the advances in all ceramic/metal free restorations.
Not only do metal-free crowns offer dazzling cosmetic results, they also rival in strength the more traditional porcelain fused to metal crowns that were long been a mainstay of cosmetic dental treatment.
Say goodbye to unsightly black or gray gum line shadows that can often be seen around front teeth restored with crowns containing metal.
And say hello to beautiful, strong and natural looking metal-free crowns.
Are you ready for metal-free dentistry? Call 212-685-3040 to schedule your procedure consultation.