After decay is removed from a tooth, something must be placed in that space to give strength back to the tooth. Fillings are the most common restorative procedure. Our office uses white, metal-free fillings because they are strong and cosmetically more pleasing. There is much debate about the safety of mercury fillings. Since a better alternative is available today, we choose to only offer white fillings. The color can be matched to your existing tooth color for a perfect result. When you have a white filling, no one can tell that you have had any work done. We want your smile to be http://Pokeraakk.com
Inlays and onlays: In addition to fillings, lab fabricated inlays and onlays are sometimes used. Although many patients think
of these as fillings as well, they are actually different since they are laboratory fabricated. The result is stronger than a regular,
in-office filling, which is necessary in certain areas.
Dr. Toomey may also use a gold filling on a back tooth. This is because gold is the strongest material and your back teeth absorb the most pressure in your mouth. If he uses a gold filling, it can be hidden under a white overlay, so it is not seen at a glance. The gold may show slightly, and that is why we only use them in the back of the mouth and not on front teeth.