Your Passport to a Beautiful Smile
Are you smiling less these days because of unsightly old-style Amalgam (silver) fillings? Even if you aren’t, Amalgam fillings are renowned for fracturing the teeth they occupy and for allowing tooth decay to proliferate underneath so it’s a good idea to consider replacing them.
ONE-VISIT Porcelain Fillings and Crowns (CEREC)
An example of what a tooth looked like with an old Amalgam filling and after a porcelain filling was fitted by Dr Soulos
Ceramic Mastery in a Single Sitting
If you have a cracked tooth or teeth damaged by cavities or in other ways, tooth-coloured fillings may be just what the doctor ordered. Using CEREC, a high-tech computer (CAD-CAM), Dr. Soulos and his team will get a 3D digital model of your damaged tooth and then re-create an aesthetically-pleasing porcelain ceramic fillings or crown to replace it in a single, convenient appointment.
Ceramic inlays and onlays are white customised fillings milled from a block of porcelain ceramic using CEREC. Bonded to the tooth by adhesives, they are made from the same porcelain material as full ceramic crowns but are more conservative; that is, more of your tooth is preserved.
Inlays/onlays are used to conservatively repair teeth with large cavities. They are also an ideal alternative to large composite fillings because of various capabilities.
With CEREC imagining, there’s no need to take impressions. Best of all, you’ll be able to watch the computer screen in a comfortable environment as Dr. Soulos designs your new restoration.
When the 3-D creation of your restoration or crown is confirmed and approved, a solid block of porcelain ceramic is placed in the CEREC milling unit where special tools will sculpt your tooth-coloured restoration to precisely match the computer model rendition and you’ll walk away with your tooth beautifully fortified and restored.
Composite Porcelain Fillings
Composite porcelain fillings are moldable ‘white’ bonded fillings that can repair teeth affected by decay, cracks or fractures. Composite fillings can also be used to close spaces between teeth or to veneer teeth. Composite fillings are tooth-coloured to precisely match the colour of existing teeth.
Various filling materials are available, each with its particular advantages and disadvantages. Composite fillings are the most widely used today. They are best suited for restoring front teeth and small fillings in back teeth. Please be encouraged to discuss the best options for restoring your teeth with Dr. Soulos!
To learn more about tooth-coloured fillings, you’ve come to the right place. At KB Village Dental, education is Job One. If we don’t get that right, nothing else we do will last as long as it should!