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Fillings

After decay is removed from a tooth, something must be placed in that space to give strength back to the tooth.

white fillingWhite Resin Fillings:

Today you can forget having to worry about a mouthful of metal and mercury if you hear those dreaded words….You've got a cavity! A white composite resin filling is a safe, natural looking way to either fill a cavity for the first time, or replace an old silver (amalgam) or gold filling. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), composite fillings provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small-to-mid size restorations that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure. The ADA also says less tooth structure is removed when the dentist prepares the tooth, and this may result in a smaller filling than that of an amalgam. And remember, because teeth are translucent, dark fillings can cause the entire tooth to appear darker when viewed from the side, (ever notice that grayish appearance of a tooth with a silver filling?) so replacing older dark fillings with white fillings will help keep your smile brighter and more youthful looking!

white inlayOnlays:

In addition to fillings, fabricated onlays are also used in some cases to fill in a cavity. Think of an only, as half to 2/3 of a typical crown. Its a way to conserve as much tooth structure as possible… Its stronger and more durable than a filling, but doesn't require as much grinding away of the tooth structure as a crown. While most onlays have to be sent off to be created in a laboratory, Riverbend Dental Center can usually create onlays in just one day, thanks to the new E4D, a cutting edge system that designs and mills crowns, veneers, and onlays in about an hour. So what once took weeks of waiting, fittings, wearing temporaries, and multiple trips to the dentist, can now be done in one visit! Click here to learn more about the E4D!

 
 
 
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© Copyright 2006 - Dental WebSmith, Inc. and Glenn V. Schmidt, DDS, MS. All rights reserved worldwide. Disclaimer: The information provided within is intended to help you better understand dental conditions and procedures. It is not meant to serve as delivery of medical or dental care. If you have specific questions or concerns, contact your health care provider.