When it comes to tooth fillings, we are a mercury-free practice. However, many people still have mercury or silver fillings from previous dental practice technique, which ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure.
Porcelain inlays and tooth colored restorations, commonly known as onlays, create fillings that not only appear natural, but also add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are esthetically pleasing and long-lasting, thanks to new bonding technologies.
Resin onlays are bonded to the teeth, creating a close fit to the natural tooth when much of the original tooth structure has been lost. Onlays ensure that the tooth remains intact and stronger, and contain fluoride that help prevent decay.
The resin in onlays wears like natural teeth and does not require placement at the gum line, which is healthier for your gums!
We can easily and safely replace silver fillings that may corrode, leak and cause stains on your teeth and gums. This process requires two appointments.
Your First Appointment:
The technicians at a dental lab places a resin onlay into the model of your teeth. The model is then designed to look natural.
Your Second Appointment:
At the end of your filling treatment, your teeth will restored to full function and appearance, with stronger, more protected teeth.