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|Ceramic vs. metal fillings||Ceramic restoration||Are ceramics right for me?|
A filling is the substance used to replace cavity material removed from your teeth. Traditionally, metal amalgam was used for this purpose, however recent information has shown that the mercury present in this material can be harmful to patients and the environment. BravoSmile is proud to be a mercury-free dental practice. We offer only ceramic fillings, and we use special amalgam reclamation equipment when removing old metal fillings in order to dispose of the material in a responsible, eco-friendly manner. We think you’ll agree that the look of ceramic, which matches the color of your teeth, is preferable. You’ll also feel better knowing that the materials we work with are safe.
Ceramic restoration is the use of high quality ceramic material to rebuild or replace damaged teeth. Bravo Smile specializes in this kind of restoration as a reflection of our high standards of quality. Here are some advantages to using ceramics on your needed tooth restoration:
- Your restoration will be natural looking, as it is made from tooth-colored ceramic material.
- This material is compatible with tissue in your mouth, and is high-grade, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant.
- Ceramic allows us to be extremely precise and save more of the healthy part of your tooth.
- It can be used on partial or full crowns, veneers, fillings and all other single-tooth restorations.
- Each restoration (crown, filling, etc.) usually takes about one hour. Treatment can be performed more quickly when repairing several teeth at a time. We decide with you how many teeth to restore in a single session.
- The bonded ceramic restoration is the strongest, one-visit aesthetic procedure available. We can treat many damaged areas with smaller inlays and onlays. With old technology, these areas may have required crowns.
If you’re looking for a “Smile Doctor” in Portland, Oregon who specializes in ceramic restorations, contact us.
Teeth that have been damaged by grinding and clenching are not candidates for this procedure, as the ceramic restoration would be destroyed in the same way without treatment of the underlying condition. We are happy to schedule an informal meeting for you and Dr. Chapman to discuss your specific options for ceramic restoration.