Tooth Colored Fillings
Cavities are a destruction of the tooth enamel. They occur when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) such as milk, soda, cakes or candy are frequently left on the teeth. Bacteria that live in the mouth thrive on these foods, producing acids as a result. Over a period of time, these acids destroy tooth enamel, resulting in cavities. This process is also called “tooth decay.”
At Stoneybrook Dental we only use tooth colored restorations.
Made of a strong, natural-looking material, such as porcelain, onlays are larger restorations, extending over one or more sides of your tooth, and can be used similar to a crown or cap. A conservative tooth restoration vs a crown. An onlay can often be used to repair only the damaged portion of the tooth, leaving much more of the original tooth structure intact.