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COSMETIC DENTAL FILLINGS


What are composite fillings?

At Bay Dental at the Pointe we can invisibly repair and protect damaged teeth or replace unattractive metallic fillings with fillings that mimic the look, feel and function of natural teeth.
Dentists are using more tooth-like materials (composite resins and porcelains) that are both safe and predictable.

The most important feature, for many people, is that they look and react more like natural teeth.

Dental fillings can be divided into two broad types: direct restorations and indirect restorations.

Direct restorations: This technique involves placing a soft or malleable filling into the prepared tooth and building up the tooth before the material sets hard. The advantage of direct restorations is that they usually set quickly and can be placed in a single procedure.

Indirect restorations: In this technique the restoration is fabricated outside of the mouth using the dental impressions of the prepared tooth. Common indirect restorations include inlays and onlays, crowns, bridges, and veneers..

Direct restorations: This technique involves placing a soft or malleable filling into the prepared tooth and building up the tooth before the material sets hard. The advantage of direct restorations is that they usually set quickly and can be placed in a single procedure.

Indirect restorations: In this technique the restoration is fabricated outside of the mouth using the dental impressions of the prepared tooth. Common indirect restorations include inlays and onlays, crowns, bridges, and veneers..

Indirect restorations: In this technique the restoration is fabricated outside of the mouth using the dental impressions of the prepared tooth. Common indirect restorations include inlays and onlays, crowns, bridges, and veneers..on.