Choosing White Fillings

For years, metal fillings were the standard treatment for cavities, but these metal fillings can be rather unsightly. The metal fillings would not match the natural color of the teeth, so they would be very noticeable. White fillings are less noticeable than metal fillings. Beyond color, there is also the concern of toxicity from metal amalgam fillings, because they contain mercury. Also, there are rare cases when patients will have allergic reactions to amalgam fillings. White fillings avoid these issues.

To learn more about your options for cosmetic dental care that will improve both the health and appearance of your smile, call Awesome Dentistry at (224) 217-5400 to speak to a family dentist.

INLAYS AND ONLAYS in Park Ridge

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When there is not enough tooth structure and the decay is too deep, the next best alternative we would recommend are Inlays and Onlays. Over time, the enamel of the teeth can wear down due to acid erosion, injuries, and the aging process. As a result, you might develop cavities that need to be treated with fillings, or in more severe cases, a teeth crown. Inlays and onlays provide a great alternative to conventional metal fillings because they are colored to match the natural teeth and fit seamlessly into your smile. At Awesome Dentistry in Park Ridge, you can discover the benefits of inlays and onlays for yourself along with a wide range of other cosmetic dentistry services like braces to enhance your smile.

Benefits of Inlays and Onlays

If you have existing fillings in your teeth and you want to create a more beautiful smile, inlays and onlays may be the best cosmetic dentistry treatment options. We also use cosmetic bonding to further enhance the look of your smile if there is any discoloration or cracks.

White fillings made from composite material are often recommended for newly diagnosed cavities, and these fillings have been shown to have exceptional longevity. While inlays and onlays offer similar benefits, they also have additional upsides, which you can learn about below:

  • Simple Procedure – Placing inlays and onlays is a relatively simple procedure that can typically be completed in just one visit after an initial
  • Great Aesthetics – Once you have an inlay or onlay in place, you should not be able to distinguish these restorations from your natural teeth. Porcelain or composite material is designed to match the shade of your teeth, creating a much more favorable aesthetic than metal fillings. It is important to remember, however, that these materials will not change color with tooth whitening treatment, so you might have tooth whitening before getting your restorations.
  • Preservation of the Natural Teeth – Dentists will favor procedures that can preserve as much of the natural teeth as possible so that the roots of the teeth remain in place to preserve the structure of the jaw bone.

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