Conservative dentistry solutions
Today’s aesthetic dentistry is using less metal, and the usage of porcelan and plastic alloys are growing. These materials which perfectly replaces the amalgam fillings have been aviailable in dentistry for years and the color of it fully meets the color of the teeth.
The aesthetic filling harmonizes with the color of the teeth and well-functioning on an long-time period. In the trade-flow wide-range of productions of aesthetic fillings can be found. We use the latest filling materials in our office, which results perfect fillings both aesthetically and functionally.The intervention does not involve the loss of health tooth. It can be build into the teeth in a completely life-like form, and also the tooth decay will be blocked on that area.
The aesthetic fillings are made of “composite filling material” which can be used both in the front and molar teeths. The mechanical property, the composition and the chemical characteristics of these filling materials resulted a specific filling technique the so-called minimally invasive procedure. Which means during the removal of the decayed tooth material we have to remove a very minimal healthy tooth-tissue that the filling will have a strong hold. During the making of the filling materials we use special adhesives, wherby the filling will be chemically attached to tooth tissues.
In our office we work with the most advanced filling materials that are display the following features without limitation: glossy surface, wear-proof color stability retains its shape and it’s resistant to the chewing force.
We suggest you the change of amalgam filling in case you have problems with the old amalgam filling or over the years tooth decay formed under the filling.
Inlay, onlay, overlay
An inlay or onlay is needed when the cavity is spread-out in a way that a regular filling is not sufficient and a more extensive filling produced in the dental lab, is needed. Inlays and onlays are a very good possibility for saving a tooth with strong cavity. The materials used for inlays are gold, composite or ceramic.
In fact, inlays are a kind of filling, that are made by a technician based on an imprint made previously then fixed in the tooth with an adhesive. Similarly to the steps of making a filling, we remove the decayed parts of the tooth. After that we drill the hole to a shape – naturally making sure to sacrifice as little tooth matter as possible – that is most appropriate for the proper fixing of the inlay.
Next, we make an imprint. Based on that, the technician creates the inlay, using premium quality composite or ceramic materials, whereas ceramic usually lasts longer. Finally, we fix it in the tooth with a special adhesive.
With an inlay we can completely restore the anatomical shape, function and aesthetic appearance of your teeth. “Inlays” are small supplements, that does not require the replacement of tooth cusps, only filling the “inside”. Contrary with that are “onlays” that replaces cusps and has a volume. Inlays of gold are not that popular any more as they don’t look natural and also weigh more. Also in addition to the lab costs the price of gold has to be considered, for an inlay 3-6 grams of gold are needed.
When is an inlay needed instead of a filling?
- In case of larger cavity
- To secure a root canal treatment
- To adjust the bite height
- For replacing big old mercury fillings
- To restore the chewing function
- For filling gaps in molar region
- If a bridge pillar is needed for a dental work
An inlay is a form of dentures. Ceramic inlays are ceramic inlays. They are particularly suitable for the treatment of small and medium-sized defects where there is still sufficient healthy tooth enamel. Modern ceramic inlays, such as those used in the H&H dental clinic, not only meet the highest standards of bite resistance and durability, but also aesthetics and compatibility.
Ceramic onlay - ceramic filling also called partial crown. An onlay is a form of dentures. Ceramic onlays are ceramic fillings. They are particularly suitable for the treatment of medium-sized and large defects where there is still sufficient healthy tooth enamel.
An onlay can help to preserve a tooth that has already been severely destroyed. A gap is always much more difficult to treat, since usually healthy neighboring teeth have to be ground. If a tooth is restored with a crown, healthy areas of the tooth may also have to be removed. An onlay gives the dentist the opportunity to get as much of your natural tooth as possible.