Steel and other metals have been the standard materials used in dental crowns and bridges for many years. But today there’s a trend towards metal-free dentistry.
Although some dentists still use metal, the modern dentist will most likely tend to choose one of the newer non-metal alternatives such as glass, resin, porcelain or quartz. This is because these materials are:
- Colour-matched to your neighboring teeth
- Slightly translucent like natural teeth
- As strong as real teeth
- Longer-lasting than metal
- Less expensive than metal
Another advantage non-metal dental work has over metal is less pain when drinking hot or cold beverages — since the new materials don’t conduct heat or cold. Find out more at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/the-benefits-of-metal-free-crowns-and-bridges/