Tooth Colored Fillings
Extraordinary Dentisty / Exceptional Care
There are many ways to restore teeth, but in our practice we do not use mercury containing metal fillings (amalgams). Often, if the problem is relatively small, a tooth colored restoration is used to restore the tooth by bonding a white filling directly to the tooth enamel.
A dental filling is needed when bacteria have invaded your tooth, resulting in tooth decay. In the past, dentists used traditional metal fillings to fill cavities. Tooth colored fillings as you can see below, can substantially improve the beauty of your teeth.
When a larger portion of the tooth is involved, an inlay, onlay, partial crown, or full crown may be indicated. These are all restorations that are fabricated outside of the mouth and then glued or bonded to the tooth. There are a variety of materials and techniques to accomplish these magnificent restorations, but Dr. Steve's favorite way is using CEREC technology. CEREC, an acronym for ceramic reconstruction, is a very sophisticated computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) system.