Dental Fillings An Overview
At Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, our focus is on achieving natural-looking, long-lasting results. For dental fillings, we use tooth-colored materials. Depending on your specific condition, she may opt to use tooth-colored resin or porcelain. Dental fillings are a general dentistry service Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry provides to Buford, Georgia.
Tooth-colored dental fillings are the standard in modern dentistry. They provide long-term strength and durability with a virtually invisible appearance. Both dental resin and porcelain come in a range of tooth-colored shades for a perfect match.
Patients who have developed cavities, have damaged or decaying metal fillings, or who simply want to brighten up their smile can be offered several treatment options:
- Composite resin dental fillings: referred to as “white fillings”. This biocompatible resin material will be matched to a patient’s tooth for a filling that can blend with a patient’s natural smile.
- Dental inlay: for patients with fillings that are degrading because of a damaged tooth, Our dentists may suggest the use of a porcelain inlay. It will create a more durable and comfortable repair. An inlay is designed to fit the inner contours of your tooth, and fill any decayed areas.
- Dental onlay: similar to an inlay, the dental onlay is prepared in much the same way but is designed to cover the entire biting surface of a tooth.
- Dental crowns: Our dentists may recommend using a dental crown in cases where the structure of the tooth is significantly compromised by decay. Once the old filling is removed, the tooth is prepared for a crown. It will fit over the tooth like a cap providing strength and durability.