The Benefits of Switching from Metal to Metal-Free Crowns

January 31, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — alamosprings @ 10:11 pm
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In the past, metal crowns were the go-to solution for repairing damaged teeth. While they’re certainly durable, they can be quite unsightly. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers a superior option – metal-free restorations. If you currently have metal crowns, it’s worth considering the switch to metal-free ones. Continue reading to learn a few reasons why that is!

Enjoy a Youthful Appearance

Metal crowns often send the message that you’re an older adult, given their association with outdated technology. Plus, most people don’t need these restorations until they reach a certain age. Opting for metal-free crowns can instantly rejuvenate your smile, blending seamlessly with your natural teeth for a more youthful and discreet look.

Prioritize Your Health

Humans are not meant to have metal in their mouths at all times. Metal crowns contain materials like nickel and mercury, which may pose health risks. Nickel can lead to allergic reactions or discolored gums, while mercury is a known toxin. Although metal components are deemed safe, choosing metal-free crowns provides peace of mind for those concerned about their well-being.

Eliminate Sensitivity Issues

Metal crowns conduct heat, making your teeth sensitive to extreme temperatures. By upgrading to metal-free crowns, you can enjoy your favorite foods without worrying about discomfort, as they do not transfer temperature in the same way metal crowns do.

Avoid MRI Interference

Medical professionals often use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in medical treatments to gather in-depth insight into your anatomy. Unfortunately, metal crowns can interfere with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) due to their response to magnetic fields. Metal-free crowns, without materials like nickel and gold, ensure compatibility with medical scans, preventing distortion or potential dislodgment during the procedure.

Say goodbye to the limitations of metal crowns and embrace the numerous benefits of metal-free alternatives. Schedule an appointment with your dentist today to discuss making the switch and achieve a beautiful, healthy smile!

About the Practice

At Alamo Springs Dental, we are proud to provide comprehensive and personalized dental care using state-of-the-art dental technology. Our team will always go above and beyond to ensure you receive the exceptional service you deserve. If you’re thinking about replacing your metal crown, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team. You can contact us via our website or call (210) 463-9339 to make an appointment.

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