White composite fillings / porcelain inlays
Until a few years ago gold or metal amalgam fillings were the only method of repairing broken or decayed teeth.
Aesthetic dentistry in recent years has brought a real revolution in the restoration of posterior teeth. Composite resin white sealants are a modern method that promises natural, aesthetic results.
With the new filling materials made of composite resin or porcelain we can continue to have white teeth, even when we have to do some fillings.
White fillings – Indications and application methods
Until a few years ago, metal or amalgam metal fillings were the only ones that were durable enough for posterior teeth.
Thanks to modern methods of bonding the resin to the tooth and the new, specialized restorative materials that are very resistant to high chewing pressures, we can now place white fillings even on posterior teeth.
Composite resins, in addition to being highly durable materials, are bonded with very strong bonds to the tooth. They are also available in a very wide range of colors, matching practically every tooth color.
With minimal grinding of the tooth and in a single visit we can fill the decayed teeth in a completely natural way and get beautiful, white teeth again.
Ceramic Inlays – fillings made of porcelain
Composite resin fillings can bring spectacular results in a short time, but they cannot be applied in all cases. Even in the most demanding cases however, aesthetic dentistry can provide solutions.
When a tooth has a particularly extensive decay, it is best to restore it with porcelain inserts (Inlays). They are made of reinforced ceramic and fit in the tooth cavity like a key in the lock.
Porcelain inlays are bonded with modern adhesives and become one body with the remaining tooth, thus providing to it additional protection and durability. The inlays are suitable in case of bruxing, as the resins do not withstand the high pressures that develop on the fillings during night grinding of the teeth.
Replacing metal fillings with composite resins
Metal fillings also have their downside, since due to their color they are unaesthetic.
After a few years of operation they show signs of fatigue and create cracks or even fractures in the teeth.
By replacing metal fillings with white composite resin restorations, we strengthen weakened teeth.
The white resin fillings are glued to the teeth and embedded in them and the cracks are sealed so that they do not propagate.
With the clinical microscope we observe the tooth in magnification up to 25 times. We can, by intervening a little on the healthy tooth, carefully remove only the material of the old filling and repair the damage to the teeth in one visit.
Regain a youthful smile without metal "souvenirs" from the past!
White fillings with minimal invasion on the teeth
It is very common for the dentist to discover tooth decay at the semi-annual check-up. Some cavities may be large without causing any discomfort.
This type of damage is caused by sugar and especially chocolate, which has a sticky texture and penetrates into the pits and fissures of the teeth, corroding the enamel and dentin in depth.
The new trend in dentistry is to fill the teeth when the cavity is still small and not wait for it to grow. With this approach we grind the teeth as little as possible and interfere minimally in the natural structure of the teeth. This way the teeth remain strong and resistant to loads and are not easily damaged again by caries.
The modern composite resins are specially fabricated for the fillings on the back teeth. They give exceptional aesthetic results and imitate the natural enamel in appearance but also in durability.
Filling two adjacent teeth with the aid of the clinical microscope.
When the contact between the teeth is loose, food is impacted in between and eventually both teeth decay.
With the help of the clinical microscope we observe the magnified surfaces of the teeth after removing the old filling.
The excellent mechanical and optical properties make white fillings and porcelain inlays the ideal method to restore decayed teeth in a natural and aesthetic way.
White fillings make the difference!