What are tooth colored restorations?
They are a natural looking, mercury-free alternative to traditional metal fillings. We offer two primary types: dental composite fillings, and porcelain restorations, including crowns, inlays and onlays.
What materials are used?
Tooth-colored direct fillings are made from specially formulated dental resins, designed to mimic the color and consistency of natural tooth enamel. Porcelain inlays and onlays are fashioned from dental grade porcelain, to recreate the color, texture, and translucency of your natural teeth.
How long does the procedure take?
White composite fillings can be completed in a single office visit, in a procedure much like that for metal fillings. Porcelain restorations take two or more office visits, depending on the type and extent of the restorations.
What other options are available?
If you have a small chip in a tooth, rather than a cavity from bacterial decay, we can use the same tooth-colored composite to fill it. This would be a dental bonding procedure.
How long do tooth colored restorations last?
Properly maintained, a tooth colored restoration can last a decade or more.
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