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Why Choose Shwarts Family Dentistry in Richardson For Metal-Free Restorations?

  • Personalized Treatment Plans That Fit Your Needs Perfectly
  • We Only Use Strong, Durable Materials That Also Look Great
  • Friendly, Experienced Dentist With An Eye For Aesthetics

What Are Metal-Free Dental Restorations?

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For many years, the primary material dentists used to repair teeth was a mixture of metals called amalgam. Now, we can make any type of dental restoration with metal-free materials such as composite resin, ceramic, and porcelain. These materials are strong and long-lasting and can be used for dental crowns, fillings, bridges, inlays and onlays. With one of these restorations, your results will look so natural that only you and our team will know that you've had dental work.

What Are the Benefits of Metal-Free Restorations?

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On top of being virtually impossible for other people to see, metal-free restorations offer the following benefits:

  • Metal-free fillings conserve more of your existing tooth structure, helping it stay healthier over the long-term.
  • These materials have been shown to be safe for both your oral and overall health.
  • Over time, metal fillings can lead to cracks and fractures in your teeth. Metal-free materials maintain the integrity of the surrounding tooth structure.

What Are the Different Types of Metal-Free Restorations?

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There are many types of metal-free restorations designed for different needs. During an exams, Dr. Shwarts will always recommend the most conservative restoration to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible.

  • Metal-Free Fillings – A metal-free filling, commonly made from composite resin and silica, is perfect for smaller cavities or cosmetic flaws.
  • Metal-Free Crowns – If you have a broken tooth in Richardson, a dental crown will restore its strength, function, and appearance. Your crown can be custom-made with ceramic and other metal-free components to create a strong, beautiful restoration that looks very natural.
  • Dental Bridges - If you’re missing a tooth, Dr. Shwarts may recommend a fixed dental bridge. This restoration combines several crowns in a row to "bridge" the gap created by a missing tooth.
  • Inlays and Onlays - To repair larger cavities, a special type of filling called an inlay or onlay is often a good choice. Made from ceramic, an inlay is just like a normal dental filling but is larger in size. An onlay is a lot like a dental crown but only covers the cusps of a back tooth, without reaching the gumline.