Dentistry has come a long way since the days of amalgam silver fillings for tooth restorations. At Mountain High Family Dental and Orthodontics, we use either white resin composite or porcelain Cerec fillings to restore teeth
Tooth Colored Composite Fillings
After a thorough dental examination, our dentists will recommend resin composite fillings for most smaller restorations. Tooth colored resin fillings are made of ceramic, glass and plastic material compounds, are natural looking, and can be used on front and back teeth. Metal free resin fillings are bonded, allowing them to harden quickly and can be used to fix cracked or chipped teeth.
For larger restorations, we may recommend a porcelain inlay or onlay.
A dental inlay can be an ideal alternative for a tooth with a larger area in need of restoration but not requiring a full crown. Similarly, a porcelain onlay, also known as a “three-quarter crown”, is the best option for teeth with a larger surface area to be covered.
Many offices prepare inlays and onlays in two or more office visits, messy impressions, temporaries and labs. However at Mountain High Family Dental, we have the equipment and technology to design and create custom all porcelain inlays and onlays in one visit. Cerec inlays and onlays are not only convenient for our patients, but they are custom designed for superior fit, tooth colored and natural looking, durable and long lasting due to the porcelain hybrid material, and metal free.