Metal-Free Dental Restorations – Marysville, WA

Natural-Looking Dental Restorations for Compromised Teeth

Man with healthy smile after metal free dental restoration

Today, many patients want a safer, more attractive alternative to traditional metal dental restorations. Thankfully, our dental office offers metal-free dental restorations in Marysville, WA. These are made of composite resin, porcelain, ceramic, and other safer alternatives, offering an aesthetically pleasing outcome that blends seamlessly into your smile.

Why Choose Allen Creek Family Dentistry for
Metal-Free Dental Restorations?

  • Eliminate Dental
    Sensitivity
  • High-Quality Dental Materials Used
  • We Always Prioritize Our Patient’s Safety

The Bad News About Metal Dental Restorations

Model smile with metal dental crown

It is true that your dentists in Marysville have used metal fillings reliably for many years. Today, we are happy to now primarily offer composite resin fillings and porcelain and ceramic crowns for the safety and comfort of our valued patients. 

First, metal restorations can slightly expand or contract every time you have foods and beverages that are hot or cold. This gradual bit of movement through the years can weaken the tooth and ultimately lead to damage.

Second, this repeated expansion and contraction may loosen the filling or crown over time, which gives harmful bacteria access to a tooth’s interior. If this happens, an infection could develop and necessitate a root canal. Other risks include gum disease or even the creation of an abscess.

Metal-Free Dental Restorations: A Better Choice

A variety of metal free dental restorations prior to placement

Instead of metals, composite resin, porcelain, and ceramic are used for treating cavities and crafting dental crowns at Allen Creek Family Dentistry. These materials present no health risk and are actually stronger and better for your smile. Amalgam fillings merely rest within the prepared portion of a tooth and are held in place by pressure. On the other hand, a tooth-colored filling directly bonds with your tooth structure, locking out bacteria and strengthening the original shape.

Additionally, less tooth structure needs to be removed when placing tooth-colored fillings and metal restorations. This conservative approach results in a tooth that is stronger and will likely remain healthier longer than a tooth with a metal restoration.

Likewise, an all-porcelain tooth restoration offers many of the same benefits. Not only is porcelain safe and long-lasting, but it also mimics the appearance of your natural teeth so well that the restorations are indistinguishable in your mouth. You will not have to worry about dark lines forming along the gum line or any uncomfortable sensitivities. The restoration’s biocompatible nature is even a good fit for patients with proven allergies to dental metals!

With metal-free restorations, you will have a smile that looks better, teeth that are stronger, and improved oral health. Contact our Marysville, WA dental office today to schedule a first appointment.