Do you have a skin reaction to metal jewelry?
Have you ever noticed your ears getting raw when you wear inexpensive jewelry? This problem is more common than you might think. The more often you wear metal jewelry the more likely you are to develop an allergy to it. This becomes a significant problem with metal dental crowns as they are designed to last ten or more years. The skin around your metal crown can get sore and sensitive to the touch, as well as bleed easily.
Have you ever had a dental crown placed that has never “felt right”? You can’t put your finger on it, but you know something just isn’t right. Or, if you have ever said the words: “This crown bleeds every time I floss it,” then you have a problem. Imagine if you wore that jewelry for so long your skin started to bleed. It makes me shiver just thinking about it.
Recent advances in dentistry allow this Brambleton dentist to solve this problem. New technology allows First Impression Dental to provide metal free crowns that are aesthetic as well as practical. If you are a person who doesn’t want metal rusting in your mouth, metal irritating your skin, or just doesn’t want “silver” teeth… then make your new patient appointment now! (571) 465-2114
Are you thinking about replacing those metal fillings in your mouth? Dr. Reeves at First Impression Dental in Ashburn has training in metal and tooth-colored fillings, and wants his patients to be aware of the damaging differences.
Metal amalgam fillings are the least expensive. But a metal filling reacts like any other metal and expands when it’s heated and contracts when exposed to cold temperatures. Repeated expansion and contraction through the years can weaken your tooth, causing it to crack and finally break.
If the cracks go untreated, food and bacteria seep into your tooth and cause irreparable damage. Most often, this results in pain, gum disease and tooth loss. Bacteria can turn into gingivitis and full-blown gum disease.
On the other hand, tooth-colored fillings are made with a BPA-free plastic material that is bonded to your tooth. This provides a complete seal preventing food and bacteria from entering. In addition, this bond strengthens your tooth and prevents further cracking. Tooth-colored composites are not only pleasing to the eye but are an overall better long-term solution.
So, metal fillings will always cause cracks in time. Once cracks are present, they only get bigger. The solution to this problem is to remove the metal before these cracks appear. Come see us before you risk losing a tooth!
If you live in the Ashburn and Loudoun Valley areas, please call our dental office at 571-465-2114 for you and your family for checkups and any dental care. Our friendly and outgoing staff looks forward to taking care of all of you!