In today’s world, we know that patients want to have the most life-like and natural looking restorations possible. Gone are the days when dental treatment required the use of silver and gold to restore decayed and broken teeth! At Glastonbury Dental Associates, we are highly skilled in the placement of the best Metal Free Restorations available today.
Nearly all of the fillings that we place at Glastonbury Dental Associates are made from a light cured composite resin. These composites come in a variety of shades which we can exactly match to your tooth, so your fillings will blend in when they are completed. They also have the advantage of allowing us to be more conservative when preparing your tooth, preserving healthy tooth structure and making the tooth stronger. What’s more, they are light cured so they are fully hardened and ready for your next meal immediately! These materials are also very versatile, and our dentists are skilled at using them for a variety of cosmetic procedures as well. We can use composite resins to change the shape of a tooth, close a gap, or change the color of a tooth to improve a patient’s smile.
Sometimes a tooth is too broken down to fix with a simple filling, so in these cases, our dentists will use ceramic inlays, onlays and crowns to repair a patients tooth. Often, these can be done in one visit using our CEREC CAD/CAM technology, but sometimes, for more difficult cases, we may have a lab technician make the restoration. That being said, whether your restoration is made in the office or in the lab, often the ceramic crowns made for our patients can be nearly 4 times stronger than conventional porcelain fused to metal crown! What’s more, they are extremely life-like, will match your existing teeth, and have excellent wear properties, so they will last a long time.
For patients seeking metal free restorations in the Hartford, CT area, our Glastonbury dental office is the place to start looking. We strive to provide our patients with the highest quality of care using the best materials on the market. Contact us today to set up a consultation!