Dr. Sivi Jones provides tooth-colored fillings using a biocompatible dental composite. For large restorations, he may use an inlay or onlay.
Inlays and onlays are a type of restoration that is used to repair a broken-down tooth, for large cavities or to replace an existing large filling. Inlays are designed for tooth damage affecting the indented portion of the top of the tooth and onlays are for more extensive damage.
Tooth-Colored Fillings Advantages over Amalgam Fillings
Aesthetics is one big advantage over silver amalgam fillings. Tooth-colored fillings blend naturally with your teeth, especially when they are expertly color-matched. Dr. Jones and Dr. Gaymes are excellent at making sure that your fillings match your teeth and are aesthetically pleasing.
Additionally, as silver does not stick to teeth, healthy tooth structure is usually removed to keep an amalgam filling in place. Composites permit your dentist to remove only the decayed area of your tooth. Unlike amalgam fillings, composite bonding expands just like your teeth and are much less likely to cause cracks in your tooth. Dr. Jones etches, primes and bonds the material to the tooth, increasing the strength of the tooth rather than decreasing it.
Safe Removal of Amalgam Fillings
Create a beautiful smile with the removal of your old metal fillings. We use special equipment and procedures for safe removal and replacement of your fillings with natural-looking, tooth-colored fillings.
I went to Dr. Jones‘ office. He told me I had many cavities. I was filled with fear, because of the needle. But soon the needle became nothing to me. At the end of the week, Dr. Jones filled my cavities with white filling, and I was also no longer scared.”
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