Metal-Free Dentistry in Carson City

Absolute Dental in Carson City provides safe, durable, natural-looking alternatives to traditional metal fillings, crowns and other dental restorations. With several advantages, more patients are turning to metal-free dentistry for a healthy, radiant smile.

If you’d like to learn more about metal-free dentistry and how it may be the best option for your dental restoration, today at (844) 8-SMILE-NOW or fill out the form to make an appointment!

 

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    What Is Metal-Free Dentistry?

    Zirconium crowns veneers.
    Zirconium crowns veneers.

    Metal-free dentistry provides strong, durable alternatives for dental work without using metals that could pose a risk to your health. Tooth fillings and other dental restorations that traditionally used metals could be risky for patients because they contain mercury. Fortunately, demand for alternatives has pushed advancements in metal-free materials to offer safer options without compromising on strength or functionality.

    Want to learn more about metal-free dentistry at Absolute Dental? Contact our Carson City dentists today for more information!

    The Benefits of Metal Free Dentistry

    Although metal amalgam was widely used for dental work in the past, it came with some disadvantages. Patients experienced sensitivity to hot and cold, broken or chipped fillings, warped restorations and risk of exposure to toxic mercury.

    Today’s metal-free dental tooth fillings, crowns and other dental restorations eliminate these risks while using safe, effective and natural-looking alternatives to metal.

    The benefits of metal-free materials are:

    • Strong and durable
    • Long-lasting
    • Natural-looking
    • No staining
    • No health risks due to mercury
    • More biocompatibility with the tissues in the mouth
    • Safer for dental professionals
    • More environmentally friendly than metal amalgams

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    Absolute Dental is a preferred provider for most insurances, unions, and hotels that include: Aetna, Ameritas, Boon-Chapman, Caesars Palace, Cigna, Delta Dental, Diversified, Geha, Guardian, Harrah’s, HealthSCOPE Benefits, Health Plan of Nevada (HPN), Humana, Liberty, Met-Life, MGM-MIRAGE, Premier Access, The Standard, Station Casinos, Teachers Health Trust, United Concordia, United Healthcare, Venetian, and The Zenith. We also accept Medicaid.

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    Types of Metal Free Dental Fillings, Crowns, & Veneers

    Metal Free Ceramic Dental Crowns.
    Metal Free Ceramic Dental Crowns.

    The professionals at Absolute Dental in Carson City will help you choose which metal-free option will work best for your dental needs. These include:

    • Composite Fillings – Commonly used in today’s dentists, composite fillings are made of plastic and ceramic resin that looks and feels like a natural tooth when compared to metal amalgam fillings. These fillings offer excellent durability and functionality and will last a long time.
    • Zirconia – Zirconia is a tough ceramic used in dental crowns, dental implants and implant abutments. It resembles the color and shape of a natural tooth and will easily blend in with any patient’s smile.
    • Porcelain Crowns – Dental crowns made using porcelain can restore and strengthen a tooth after a root canal, filling or other dental procedures. It helps strengthen and protect the tooth using natural-looking porcelain.
    • Restoration of Cracked and Chipped Teeth – Composite resin can repair cracked or chipped teeth without using metal-based materials. Dentists can match the resin to the color of your tooth for a smile you can feel confident about.

    The goal of Absolute Dental is to provide the best dental care for our patients. This is why we offer metal-free tooth fillings, dental crowns, dental implants and more. With three locations in Carson City, affordable metal-free dentistry is easy and accessible.

    If you’re ready to make an appointment for metal-free dental treatment, contact our team today!

    Metal Alternative Dentistry - FAQs

    In general, all dental patients can potentially benefit from metal-free tooth fillings, metal-free crowns and other metal-free restorations. You won’t have to worry about unsightly amalgam fillings or metal crowns with these new materials. Our Carson City dentists are ready to help you choose the best non-metal options for a strong, healthy smile.

    Metal fillings are made with a dental amalgam— a stable alloy consisting of silver, tin, copper, mercury and other metals. Mercury is the most concerning component because it harmful if it gets into a person’s bloodstream. It can also be hazardous to the environment and others if not handled or disposed of correctly. Metal-free alternatives for dental work have eliminated the risks associated with metal dental fillings.

    Yes, you can replace metal fillings with composite fillings that do not contain mercury. This option will look and feel more natural so that you can smile with confidence. If you have a cracked or loose amalgam filling, our Carson City dentists are able to repair your tooth with a metal-free option that is both durable and long-lasting.

    Metal-free crowns can potentially last a long time, depending on several factors. If dental patients practice good dental habits, avoid eating hard foods that can damage the crown and see their dentist regularly, a mental-free crown could last for decades before needing a replacement.

    Metal-free dental fillings are made of composite material designed to resemble a real tooth’s natural color and texture. Also, porcelain or zirconia dental crowns are natural-looking and can match the color of your smile. These metal-free dentistry options will blend in easily with your smile.

    Are You Looking for Metal-Free Dentistry in Carson City?

    When it comes to getting a tooth filling, veneers or crowns your confidence in our approach will leave you at ease. Schedule your consultation with our dentists at either of our Carson City locations! Our dentists can evaluate the amount of metal you might have already to replace, and get you taken care of same-day.

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