Restorations are an important part of dentistry for patients of any age considering the fact that about 99% of the population will have at least one cavity in their life. Since Dr. Amer places a high priority on holistic dentistry, our practice does not use materials that may be harmful to the body. This means that the materials we use are chemically biocompatible with the body’s structures. Instead of dark amalgam fillings that contain mercury and metal crowns, we use BPA-free composite resin and porcelain to restore teeth to their right shape. While restoring teeth is important for protecting them from further damage and increasing oral function, Dr. Amer prefers to use the safest materials possible so that our patients enjoy total wellness.
Biocompatible and Natural Looking Restorations
Teeth cannot repair themselves like other tissues in the body. This is why restorations are needed to prevent more damage caused by wear and tear, enamel loss, tooth injuries, and dental caries. A filling is a small restoration normally used to address minimal damage caused by decay. Dr. Amer places fillings made of a composite resin, a tooth-colored compound of durable glass and BPA-free plastics. This type of filling bonds better to the tooth’s structure than dark fillings made from amalgam. Since composite resin bonds to teeth so well, less tooth removal is required to treat decay thus allowing patients to retain as much natural tooth structure as possible. An additional benefit to tooth-colored filings is that they look very natural and won’t compromise the aesthetics of a smile.
Unlike fillings, crowns are used to restore significant damage to a tooth. Patients with fractured and cracked teeth, worn down teeth, or teeth with extensive decay often benefit from a crown. A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is permanently bonded over the tooth. Dr. Amer only uses crowns made from high-quality ceramics because these materials are biocompatible and natural looking. Our practice also offers same-day crowns by using state-of-the-art milling technology. Instead of waiting weeks to receive a custom crown, patients can enjoy their new restoration same-day as our high-tech CEREC machine mills the custom crown right at our office. Crowns can also be used in a series, also known as a bridge, to replace lost teeth.
To learn more about our high-quality restorative services, call our practice today.