Dental Fillings − Mission KS
In some instances we may need to remove a weakened tooth structure and fill it with a tooth colored filling. Keith + Associates Dentistry Phone Number 913-384-0044
Why do I need a filling?
When normal bacteria in your mouth is in the presence of sugar it produces an acid which in excess will cause your tooth to break down. Sometimes this is obvious, sometimes it causes pain, but often the small hole in your tooth will bring you no discomfort. In the early stages of this process we may be able to reverse the breakdown of the tooth with a simple fluoride treatment; however, in other instances we may need to remove the weakened tooth structure and fill it. In our practice we primarily use tooth colored fillings. Porcelain inlays and Tooth Colored Restorations (onlays) create fillings that are not only beautiful (or unnoticeable) but also add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are esthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations
There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Resin onlays are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. Such restorations can be used in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost. The tooth remains intact and stronger.
Since the resin used in tooth-colored restorations contain fluoride this can help prevent decay. The resin wears like natural teeth and does not require placement at the gum line, which is healthier for your gums!
The result is a beautiful smile!