What is a dental filling
A filling is a way to restore treat a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal shape and function. First we will remove the decayed tooth material, clean the affected area, and then restore the cleaned out cavity with a filling material.
Why and how are dental fillings done?
The purpose of every filling is to restore the function of the tooth, and, by closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, to prevent further decay.
Traditional materials used for fillings include gold, porcelain, a composite resin (tooth-colored fillings), and an amalgam (an alloy of mercury, silver, and copper).
While all materials will provide the needed longevity, and have been proven through time, gold and amalgam metallic colour don’t come near to the tooth.
We, at Deckoff dental use only light-cured resin fillings and porcelain fillings. These are the only materials that we believe can provide the best aesthetics, functionality and longevity of the dental filling.
What are inlays and onlays?
Porcelain fillings are called inlays or onlays and are produced to order in a lab and then bonded to the tooth. They can be matched to the color of the tooth and resist staining. A porcelain restoration generally covers most of the tooth surface. They are the smart choice, when there is substantial damage to the tooth.
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