Direct Composite Restorations, Porcelain Inlays, and Tooth-Colored Onlays create fillings that are not only beautiful (or unnoticeable) but also add strength to weakened teeth. These Restorations are esthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.
Treating Teeth with Direct Composite Restorations: In our office, most cavities will be treated with tooth-colored Direct Composite Restorations. Depending on the extent of decay (cavities) present, the complete restoration of your tooth usually requires one office visit. During this visit we will remove the decay and fill your tooth with a resin-based composite which matches your natural teeth. Composite restorations are bonded to your tooth structure and also wear like natural teeth.
Replacing Silver Fillings with a Tooth-Colored Restoration Many people still have amalgam (silver/mercury) fillings in their mouths from years past. As long as these restorations are intact, they can stay in your mouth. However, these fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye, and we respect our patients’ desires to replace them with tooth-colored restorations. Broken/ cracked amalgam fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure and can lead to extensive decay. Broken amalgam fillings should be replaced as soon as possible.
Other Tooth-Colored Restorations There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Such restorations can be used in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost. The resin wears like natural teeth.
The result is a beautiful smile!