We offer a variety of tooth fillings in our Annapolis dental office including porcelain inlays/onlays and white resin dental fillings. Tooth colored restorations help to protect teeth while maintaining natural beauty.
What’s the Best Tooth Filling For Me?
There are basically three types of dental fillings: bonded white resin fillings, porcelain inlays and onlays, and cast-gold fillings. Your dentist will evaluate your condition and help you choose which is best for you. A filling should remain in place for many years, protecting your teeth without you ever noticing it’s there.
Dental fillings can be used to:
- Repair damage caused by tooth decay
- Replace tooth structure that has chipped or broken off
- Improve the appearance of a defect on the surface of a tooth
How Does It Work
For white dental fillings, the dentist will lightly abrade the tooth’s surface and smooth off any rough edges. Next, a bio-compatible resin will be applied to the tooth and sculpted into form. A special light is used to harden the resin. A white filling can usually be complete in a single visit.
For gold fillings or porcelain inlays/onlays, the tooth will also be prepared and an impression will be made. The restoration will be fabricated on-site in our dental laboratory. Once it’s complete, it will be placed on the tooth and bonded into place.