When thinking of dental fillings, mainly cavity fillings come to mind. This is one of the most common uses for resin composite fillings. However, fillings can be used for inlays and onlays as well as tooth bonding.
Tooth bonding is used when a chipped or misshapen tooth needs to be restored. The resin material is color-matched to your existing tooth, naturally blending in with your smile. Tooth bonding can restore a tooth that doesn’t need to be extracted but is slightly damaged. Bonding is a quick and painless treatment that can have your tooth looking completely restored.
Inlays & Onlays
When a full dental crown is not necessary, inlays and onlays are a great option! Some teeth have been damaged and need to be covered for protection. To help restore the look of the tooth and provide protection, inlays or onlays may be recommended by your dentist. Inlays cover the area inside the tips of the tooth, whereas onlays cover a larger portion of tooth covering one or more cusps. These options not only improve the look of the tooth, but also strengthen the tooth as much as 75%. Inlays and onlays are bonded to the tooth and can last up to 30 years!
Replacing Silver Fillings with Tooth-Colored Restoration
If you have a silver filling that you’d like to replace with a tooth-colored filling, we can help! Silver fillings become weak and can break over time. The edges also tend to wear down as they age. Silver fillings will not hold up long-term and the metal can crack as it expands and contracts. If this has happened to you or you’d like to avoid this happening, we recommend replacing your silver filling with a tooth-colored restoration.
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Fillings:
- Bonded directly to the tooth
- Stronger material
- Longer lasting
- Helps prevent tooth decay
- Blends in with your smile
If you are in search of tooth fillings in Boca Raton, FL, look no further! Call us today to set up a consultation and find out if tooth bonding or fillings are right for you.