Tooth Colored Fillings
Tooth Colored Fillings Right for Me?
Among the advantages of tooth-colored fillings
- Life-like aesthetic qualities
- The preservation of more natural tooth structure
- Optimal biocompatibility
- Minimal risk of allergic reaction
- No development of metal sensitivity.
What Happens at the
For indirect tooth-colored inlays or onlays,
typically requires two appointments. The dentist removes a very minor
amount of tooth structure to maximize adhesion of the composite resin
to the tooth, after tooth preparation, impressions are taken of your
teeth and a replica of your mouth is created for the dental laboratory.
A temporary filling is placed onto the prepared tooth for protection.
At the second appointment, the temporary filling is removed and the
inlay or Onlay is secured with an adhesive agent. Depending on the
dentist's bonding technique. A tooth conditioning agent may be applied
to the prepared tooth, followed by the application of an adhesive agent
and the laboratory fabricated tooth-colored resin. The tooth is
fabricated to produce the desired aesthetic appearance and expose it to
a special laser or curing light to harden the resin.
Care of Cosmetic
Tooth Colored Fillings.
Teeth restored with inlays or onlays should
receive the same meticulous care as natural teeth. Regular brushing,
flossing, tongue scraping, and professional preventive treatments to
maintain proper health and appearance.