In years past, metal was a must in dental restorations for strength and longevity. But advancements in dentistry have brought newer materials onto the scene that are strong enough to replace metal. These materials also perfectly imitate the hue and translucency of natural tooth enamel.
The result? Durable restorations that look amazingly lifelike.
To be clear, the metals currently used in dentistry are still confirmed by the American Dental Association (ADA) to be safe and effective in dentistry. But if you’re searching for a metal-free alternative, then Dr. Tostado can help.
Metal-Free Dentistry at 5 Star Dental Group
Dr. Tostado is a metal-free dentist and a prosthodontist. He specializes in creating replacements and restorations for teeth that look and feel as natural as possible. Here at 5 Star Dental Group, he’s taking advantage of the latest in dental technology to create metal-free restorations.
Dr. Tostado has three options for metal-free crowns:
- A CEREC crown that’s milled in a single piece out of a solid block of ceramic (this is the type that’s available for same-day appointments)
- A zirconia crown which is extremely strong and ideal for back teeth
- An e.max crown which combines pressed ceramic with a porcelain overlay for the most aesthetic and lifelike result
Dr. Tostado places tooth-colored fillings either directly with a composite resin material or indirectly with CEREC-milled restorations. Both of these options are metal-free.
Zirconia is Dr. Tostado’s material of choice in creating metal-free dental bridges. It’s an extremely strong material with a translucent quality that makes it quite similar to tooth enamel. A bridge made from zirconia doesn’t contain any metal so it won’t create any dark lines in your smile.
Meet a Metal-Free Dentist in San Antonio
Do you have a metal allergy or sensitivity? Are you concerned about mercury in dental fillings? Do you simply want to avoid unsightly dark dental restorations?
Whatever your reason may be, if going metal-free in your dental work is important to you, then Dr. Tostado is prepared to accommodate your needs.
Call our office today if you’d like to book a consultation with Dr. Tostado. You can also get in touch with us by filling out the Request an Appointment form.