If the damage is small, tooth fillings replace decayed or damaged tooth material. In addition to protecting the tooth from further decay, and the resulting pain for the patient, fillings can reduce sensitivity by covering areas that have lost their protective enamel.
Amalgam has been tested over a century as a filling material, but the metal color of the filling makes people choose tooth colored resin over it. Should your teeth ever require a restorative treatment, you can rest assured knowing we will always discuss with you the available options, and recommend what we believe to be the most comfortable and least invasive treatment. Providing you with excellent care is our number one priority when creating your beautiful smile.
A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling. At AIMS Dentistry we use composite material that is particularly quick-curing. This cuts down on the time you spend in the chair
As the years have passed, it is possible that some of your old fillings may have cracked or chipped. Metal fillings in need of replacement can be removed and replaced with tooth colored and durable composite filling material. At AIMS Dentistry we take special precautions to minimize any toxic metals that might be inhaled or swallowed during the procedure.
Inlay and Onlay
A dental inlay or onlay is like a very large dental filling, used to strengthen and repair decayed, cracked or fractured teeth. An inlay (as its name suggests) is applied in a tooth; an onlay is placed on a tooth. It is made in a Dental Laboratory.
The difference between these and fillings is that inlays and onlays are crafted in a dental laboratory, just like crowns.The material used for inlays and onlays is either gold or ceramic. Gold has the advantage of strength. Ceramic has the advantage of being tooth-colored.
For all your dental queries, please call us for a consultation, and our staff will be glad to explain everything in detail.
Porcelain Crowns (Caps)
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. There could many reasons for crown treatment including Broken or fractured teeth, Decayed teeth, fractured fillings, large fillings, tooth has a root canal and even for cosmetic enhancement.
A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.There are several types of bridges. At AIMS Dentistry, we will discuss the best options for your needs. The “traditional bridge” is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. This type of bridge consists to two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.