Restorative Procedures - White Fillings
Today, there are many types of filling materials, including silver amalgam, gold, plastic, porcelain, and resin to name the most common available, and the cost of each varies. Some are considered unattractive and even unhealthy. In our practice we use composite resin that is biocompatible as the number one choice. Composite resin is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. This material requires only minimal tooth structure removal and is bonded to the tooth with excellent esthetic results. We follow the philosophy of conservative dentistry to restore an unhealthy tooth using only the least invasive method to maintain your natural smile.
We perform a wide variety of restorative treatments: white fillings, onlays, inlays, crowns or dental implants. We will always consider first repairing your tooth with our innovative minimally invasive procedures.
CASE STUDY: KURT
Kurt (74) came to our office and expressed a concern about his front teeth being uneven in shape and color. In order to preserve his tooth structure we selected teeth whitening and minimally invasive restorative treatment, which involved updating aged fillings and teeth reshaping without removing any unnecessary tooth structure… Patient was very happy after treatment and he now smiles again with full confidence. Kurt’s teeth regained healthy and natural look while preserving his teeth!
CASE STUDY: PETER
Amalgam or ‘silver’ filling was indicated for replacement due to recurrent decay and breakdown of filling margin. Also the tooth cusp showed enamel micro fractures. Replacing an amalgam filling in such condition and re-sealing the tooth with bonded composite resin will prevent further damage in a minimally invasive way. In most cases such tooth would be treated with crown. Tooth preparation for dental crown however requires much more tooth reduction, many times requires root canal treatment and periodontal complications later on. Treating a tooth with minimally invasive intervention prologs the life of the tooth.
CASE STUDY: JANE
Jane presented with multiple deteriorated fillings on her front teeth. She knew that her bondings needed attention but she did not want her tooth to be further damaged by cutting the tooth for crowns or veneers. She wanted maximum tooth preservation. Old fillings were carefully removed and replaced with no additional tooth structure removal. In most cases such tooth would be treated with crown or veneer. Tooth preparation for dental crown however requires much more tooth reduction, many times requires root canal treatment and periodontal complications later on. Treating a tooth with minimally invasive intervention prologs the life of the tooth.