Tooth-colored fillings are made from durable plastics called composite resins. Similar in color and texture to natural teeth, these fillings are less noticeable, and much more attractive, than other types of fillings.
Inlays and Onlays are restorations that are made to rear teeth that have a mild to moderate amount of decay. They are made of composite resin material, porcelain or gold by a dental laboratory. Once completed, they will be bonded to the tooth.
Treatment involves isolating the tooth and removing any old fillings or damaged tooth structure under local anesthesia. An impression of the tooth is made, then the inlay or onlay is created from porcelain, gold or composite resin material. The inlay/onlay is cemented securely into place. Adjustments may be made to ensure the tooth is comfortable to bite on.
There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. They are actually 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 bond between tooth and composite filling is beneficial to the remaining tooth structure helping to prevent breakage.
Contact us at (954) 281-7519 today to schedule an appointment and learn more about our natural-looking restorations.