Tooth Coloured Restorations
Rejuvenate your smile with Tooth Coloured Restorations.
In the past tooth fillings were primarily done using either Silver or Mercury. Due to the colour of Silver and Mercury, these dental fillings did not match the colour of natural teeth.
What is a Tooth Colored Restoration?
The continual development in Cosmetic Dentistry treatments has made Tooth Coloured Restorations an effective and aesthetic option. Your dentist at Art De Dente can match your Crowns, Veneers, Inlays and Onlays to the exact colour, texture and translucency of your natural teeth. This way, they will look and feel as natural and blend in with your natural teeth.
The advantages of getting tooth colored restorations are not just aesthetic but also functional. Your dentist will use 'Resin Onlays' which are bonded to your teeth in a perfect fit. This type of restoration is commonly used when there is significant loss in the existing tooth structure. The resin used contains Fluoride and this will help in the prevention of decay leaving you with healthier teeth.
Can I have my old Silver filling replaced by a tooth coloured restoration?
Yes, we can replace your old Silver fillings with tooth coloured Onlays. This process will require more than one visit.
During your first visit your dentist will remove the old Silver filling and clean any form of decay. An impression of your teeth is made. Using this impression a model of your teeth is built. A special resin is then placed in your teeth model. This resin is made to match the color and translucency of your natural teeth.
During the fitting procedure your dentist will place a conditioning gel on your tooth. This is done to prepare it for the new Onlay. Special bonding cement is then placed on the tooth. Finally, a high intensity light is used to bind the resin to the tooth. Once the procedure is complete, the tooth is polished leaving you with a perfectly natural smile.