Your dentistry can be metal free in Alliston, ON
An increasing number of individuals want to be more involved in decisions involving their healthcare and dentistry. Are you one of them? If so, you will be pleased to know that Dr. Oksana Vozna offers a variety of restorative treatment choices including metal free materials at Dominion Street Dental in Alliston, ON.
Patients in Alliston, ON have the option of metal free dentistry
Historically, many dental restorations were made of gold and other noble metals that resist chemical corrosion, as well as less costly metal alloys. Since the 1800s, dentists in this country have placed silver-colored fillings, an amalgamate or mixture comprised primarily of silver, mercury, copper, and tin. Stainless steel and PFM (porcelain fused to metal) crowns are still used today.
While these materials are strong and durable, there are esthetic draw-backs. In most cases, a metal restoration gives the tooth a grayish cast, shows a dark line at the gum, or is highly visible in contrast to natural tooth color. You might not have a problem with that for a back molar, or you may prefer metal free dental work in any area of your mouth.
Dr. Vozna provides these metal free techniques:
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Composite resin dental bonding
- All porcelain crowns and partial crowns (inlays and onlays)
- Ceramic dental bridges
- Acrylic dentures
Is metal free dentistry healthier?
There is much discussion about this in the dental professional community, with many good points made on either side. A small percentage of the population has sensitivity or allergy to certain metals. In addition, metal free dentistry eliminates risk of galvanic action – electrical current created by multiple metals in the mouth and conducted by saliva. In some cases, non-metal restorations are more conservative.
The primary reason for choosing metal free dentistry is esthetics. These restorations blend beautifully with your natural dentition and are virtually undetectable in the smile. Dr. Vozna will be happy to talk with you about the most appropriate choices for your smile, oral health, and overall wellness.