Tooth Fillings, Tempe AZ
Many people still have silver or amalgam fillings in their mouths from years past. These fillings are not great esthetically and we know that by unavoidable design, silver fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth. Tooth colored restorations such as Resin Fillings, Porcelain Inlays and Onlays restore damaged teeth in ways that not only are beautiful but also add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are esthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new materials and bonding technologies.
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations
There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Resin or Composite fillings are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. Such restorations can be used in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost. The tooth remains intact and stronger. They are done in a single appointment and last for many years.
For more information about Dental Fillings, or to make an appointment, please call our office: Tempe Office Phone Number 480-839-4550.
Porcelain Restorations For More Severely Damaged Teeth
Restoring a tooth using this process requires two appointments.
Your First Appointment:
- The old filling is removed along with any additional decay.
- An impression is made of your tooth and a model of your tooth is made and sent to the lab.
- A temporary restoration is placed on or in the tooth. This protects your tooth until the next appointment.
At the Lab: A porcelain filling is custom made for your tooth.
Your Second Appointment:
- The temporary restoration is removed and the tooth is cleaned.
- Bonding cement is placed on the tooth and a high intensity light cures the resin to the tooth.
- The tooth is then polished.
Your teeth are restored to a natural look and feel and are now much stronger!