Metal-Free Restorations

For hundreds of years, dental fillings have been used to fill in cavities and repair broken, cracked, and worn teeth. These fillings were usually amalgam, or metal fillings. Amalgam is a combination of metals such as silvery, mercury, tin and copper.

Mercury Fillings Are A Sore Subject

Recently, the safety of metal fillings in particular have been called into question. Specifically, the toxicity of the mercury content and potential mercury poisoning has provoked questions and discussion.

As a result, triggered the development of metal free, tooth colored fillings!

Worry Free Dentistry In 89148

At Smiles for Life Family Dentistry, all restorations made in our office are metal-free. Although some practices may promote silver-mercury amalgam fillings and metal core crowns, these restorations can appear unsightly and unnatural, and have been linked with risks such as allergic reactions to metal, discoloration of the smile, and inflammation.

A Clear Alternative To Silver Fillings

With natural looking composite resin fillings and porcelain crowns, we eliminate the risks and concerns associated with metal restorations. Not only do tooth-colored fillings made of composite resin have an aesthetic advantage, but when made with our advanced bonding techniques, they can last longer, too.

What Are Composite Fillings?

A composite tooth filling is typically a combination of powdered glass and acrylic resin. These fillings can be matched to the exact color of your adjacent teeth for a seamless smile that restores your confidence! They reduce the risk of damage to your tooth nerve, prevent tooth loss, and allow for easy brushing and flossing.

Affordability: They are one of the easiest and most affordable ways to restore and protect your teeth.

Reduced Tooth Sensitivity: Unlike metal fillings composite fillings do not conduct heat or become heat sensitive.

Durability: Since the fillings are bonded directly to your enamel, they strengthened your weakened tooth.

Minimally Invasive: Since a minimal amount of enamel needs to be removed to accommodate a filling compared to a dental crown or similar restoration, you can preserve more of your original tooth structure.

Longer Lasting Composite Fillings

With our incredible CEREC technology, you can enjoy the benefits of porcelain fillings! CEREC is a state-of-the-art system that creates stunning tooth restorations in a single visit. You can walk in with a cavity and out with a durable, long-lasting filling that completes your natural, radiant smile. No one but your dentist will ever know that the filling is there!

And, if you are in need of a dental crown, our CEREC Porcelain crowns have a significantly higher bond strength compared to traditional lab-made Porcelain/Metal (PFM) crowns that have a metal core. Eliminating metal also eliminates allergic reactions many patients have to the nickel in these restorations which causes discoloration and inflammation.

Smiles for Life Family Dentistry

As your local family dentist in Southwest Las Vegas, we encourage patients to ask questions to learn more about safe dental care for their family.

In our approach to dentistry, we believe patients of all ages should have access to comprehensive, long-lasting solutions for their dental health. With metal-free fillings, we help our patients eliminate doubt and enjoy good dental health!

Call us today at (702) 795-2273 to schedule an appointment, or visit our office just across the street from IKEA at 8930 W Sunset Rd #190, Las Vegas, NV 89148.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are the very best solution to replace one or more teeth. The only thing better would be a natural tooth. Dental implants are made of titanium but restored with a porcelain crown designed to look like natural teeth while also providing a great deal of strength and chewing capability. At Smiles for Life, we take extra measures to ensure not only your comfort, but the absolute highest success rate possible for our surgical procedures. We also employ CT imaging in our office which will tell us ahead of time exactly what size implant you’re able to tolerate and whether or not you have any unseen complications, thus lowering your surgical risk tremendously. Many more patients are able to receive dental implants thanks to our CT technology. Call today to see if you’re a candidate.

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CEREC Crowns

We utilize the CEREC same-day crown technology in our office. This amazing technology allows us to use a 3D camera to scan your teeth instead of taking a messy impression. Then, take that scan and create your all porcelain crown while you wait! There are no more painful temporaries or second visits to get numb again. Whether you’re here on vacation, have a limited schedule, lack transportation or just simply don’t want to keep coming in, you’ve found the right office!

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Invisalign / Clear Correct

At Smiles for Life we offer a multitude of cosmetic options for our patients including clear aligners. With these clear retainers, you no longer have to worry about the stigma and poor esthetics of metal braces. Clear aligner braces include a series of clear plastic aligners that are virtually invisible and completely removable. You can eat what you want, drink what you want, and brush and floss more thoroughly to keep your dental health in optimal condition. Schedule a consultation today!

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