Elmhurst Dentist Reviews Ways That Restorations Have Become More Modern

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Feb 20, 2024

The restorations that our Elmhurst dentists are able to offer today are far and away better than the restorations of years past. Today, we are going to be talking about a few ways in which restorations have improved as dentistry has progressed.

Preferred Materials

For many years, amalgam fillings were the go-to material in restorative dentistry. We are happy to report that that is no longer the case! Now our team offers dental restorations that are completely metal and mercury-free. We use composite resin and porcelain to transform the appearance and functionality of your smile. This means you can get the restorative and aesthetic care you need without the disadvantages associated with mercury. 

Advances in Porcelain

Porcelain, as a dental material, has advanced in recent years. The porcelain that we use today is stronger and more durable than the porcelain of the past. What does this mean for you?  Well, the number one benefit for patients is that, because today’s porcelain is so strong, we are able to make functional restorations that are thin, and fit easily over existing tooth structure.

Attention to Detail 

You absolutely do not need to settle for one-size-fit-all restorations. Whether you choose composite resin or porcelain, our team will customize your restoration down to the smallest detail. We actually use your natural teeth as guides as we shape, size, and shade your crown.

The state-of-the-art restorations our team offers deliver natural-looking and feeling results that last. Want to learn more? Our Elmhurst dentists are here to help—just give us a call!