Toluca Lake Dentist Helps Patients Understand The Benefits Of Modern Restorations

Written by Dr. McKay on Apr 13, 2021

Dental treatments and technologies continue to advance as time goes on; the dental treatment available today is vastly superior to what was possible even twenty years ago. This short article from our Toluca Lake dentists discusses some ways in which restorative dentistry has improved over time.

Improved Materials

For a long time, amalgam fillings were considered the gold-standard in dentistry. Made of a combination of metals, including mercury, amalgam was durable and functional, but aesthetically unpleasing. Plus, many people didn’t feel comfortable with mercury in their mouths. The good news is that our team now uses totally metal-free options, like composite resin and porcelain, to deliver attractive and structurally sound results. 

Stronger Porcelain  

As the world of dentistry continues to advance, we’re continuously improving and fine-tuning dental materials. Take porcelain restorations as an example—the porcelain we use today is so strong and durable, that we can craft restorations that are 50-75% thinner than older porcelain crowns.  This ensures a more natural looking result for you, and it prevents our team from having to remove significant dental tissue to make your restoration “fit.” 

More Opportunities for Customization

You absolutely don’t have to settle for a generic, one-size-fits-most restoration. Both porcelain and composite resin are shaped, sized, and shaded to blend with our patients’ natural teeth. We understand that dental aesthetics matter—we’re here to help you love your healthy smile. 

If you are living with dental damage, now is the time to restore your smile—prompt treatment is key! Contact our Toluca Lake dentists to learn more and to schedule a consultation.