Restorative Dentistry – Fillings, Inlays, Onlays, and Crowns
Tooth colored fillings: Tooth colored dental fillings come in two varieties: resin and porcelain. Both of these blend into the existing tooth providing a natural looking result. The biggest difference besides the type of material is the strength.
Resin Dental Fillings: Resin dental fillings are made from a biocompatible composite resin which is applied directly to the tooth. Treatment with resin dental fillings may also be known as composite bonding. This type of filling is generally reserved for minor concerns or imperfections because it not as durable and lasting as other materials.
Porcelain Dental Fillings: Porcelain dental fillings may also be called inlays, onlays or partial crowns. Used for patients with more significant damage or decay, porcelain dental fillings add additional strength to the tooth and are considered one of the most durable and lasting options.