Cosmetic dental fillings are tooth-colored fillings made from durable material called composite resin. An inlay — also known as indirect fillings — refers to a restoration that is bonded within the center of a tooth. We offer both options for patients who have decayed, damaged, or worn teeth. The most common benefits of cosmetic fillings and inlays include:
- Natural looking results
- Strong and durable solutions
- Protect from further damage
- Safe and comfortable
- Stain resistant
- Easy care and maintenance
Your Treatment Options
Cosmetic fillings are an excellent replacement to silver amalgam (metal) fillings. At Daxon Dentistry, we use composite resins which are a synthetic material, available in a rainbow of tooth colored shades to match natural teeth. We also offer inlays as part of a conservative treatment plan for patients who have tooth decay or teeth that are damaged or worn. Inlays work to make the tooth stronger by holding it together, at the same time, maintaining the look and feel of your natural teeth.
Why Choose Daxon Dentistry for Fillings & Inlays
Our dental team works with you to determine if you need inlays or cosmetic fillings. Each restoration has its unique purpose and set of benefits. In general, fillings are performed for minor decay and small cavities while inlays are reserved for more significant damage. In some cases, the decay is significant enough that it requires an onlay or a dental crown to protect the tooth and restore function. In addition, inlays typically last longer than cosmetic fillings because they are made of durable materials like gold and porcelain. By choosing Daxon Dentistry, we’ll walk you through all your options to ensure you get a smile you love.