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.
Older silver fillings can break down at the edges and allow the adjacent tooth structure to weaken or break. They can also allow leakage of bacteria which causes decay.
Fortunately, silver fillings can safely be replaced with Tooth-Colored Restorations and we are happy to discuss which restoration is most appropriate for you. Composites or “bonding” can be used for smaller restorations. Larger restorations require Ceramic inlays/onlays or crowns to be bonded to the teeth. These restorations can be used in instances where critical parts of the tooth structure have been lost and they allow the underlying tooth to remain intact and stronger.
Thank you for choosing dentist Dr. Donald R. Welsh Jr. and prosthodontist Dr. Samantha King for your dental needs. Whether your needs are simple or complex, our practice offers the highest quality care and dentistry for all ages in a relaxing and comfortable environment.Portsmouth Office Appointments Map & Driving Directions