Our office offers the choice for you to receive composite fillings, or you can receive silver fillings. We also offer the choice for you to replace your old silver fillings with tooth colored restoration. Porcelain inlays and Tooth Colored Restorations (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.
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations
There are many advantages to composite, or tooth-colored, restorations. Resin onlays are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. Such restorations can be used in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost. The tooth remains intact and stronger.
Since the resin used in tooth-colored restorations contain fluoride this can help prevent decay. The resin wears like natural teeth and does not require placement at the gum line, which is healthier for your gums!
The result is a beautiful smile!
Replacing Silver Fillings with a Tooth Colored Restoration
You can have your silver fillings replaced with tooth-colored restorations (onlays). This process can be done in a simple, restorative appointment.
First, the old filling is removed along with any additional decay. Then, a conditioning gel is placed on your tooth to prepare it for the new onlay. Bonding cement is placed on the tooth and a high intensity light bonds the resin to the tooth. The tooth is then polished.
Your teeth are restored to a natural look and feel, they become stronger, and the tooth is protected!