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.
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.
Resin Dental Fillings
“White” fillings are made from a biocompatible composite resin which is applied directly to the tooth. Resin dental fillings are typically used if you have minor decay or damage. Resin dental fillings are long lasting but not permanent. They are used as part of a conservative treatment plan to protect the tooth from future damage.
Porcelain Dental Fillings
Porcelain dental fillings are categorized as either onlays or inlays. These are used if you have more significant decay or damage to the tooth. The porcelain dental fillings add additional strength to the tooth. These types of dental fillings are permanently bonded to the tooth and typically last for many years with proper care.
Replacing Metal Dental Fillings
Your dentist can replace old, broken-down amalgam (metal) fillings with white fillings to give your smile a more natural look and feel. Modern advances in cosmetic dentistry mean that you no longer need to suffer from unsightly and uncomfortable silver/mercury fillings or metal margins around the gumline.
No one will know you have a dental filling with resin or porcelain restorations. Both types of white fillings offer superior cleansability for easy care and maintenance.
If you have old metal fillings or suspect you need a dental filling, contact Lanier Cosmetic & Family Dentistry to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists. Our office is conveniently located in Buford, Georgia and we gladly see patients from the entire surrounding areas of Braselton, Flowery Branch, and Lawrenceville.