Novato Dentist Discusses Tooth Colored Restorations

Written by Dr. McConnell on Mar 22, 2012

Are you one of the many people that still have metal fillings? These can be very noticeable inside your mouth. Advances in technology have made those metal fillings a thing of the past. Today, you can have a bright vibrant smile using tooth colored composites or all porcelain Cerec restorations, which match the color of your natural teeth.

Your Novato Cosmetic Dentist uses metal and mercury free materials to quickly and comfortably improve your appearance and protect your teeth from fractures or stress. The result is natural looking teeth, without the worry of metal fillings showing through when you smile.

Tooth Colored Restorations can be used to:

  • Replace silver/mercury fillings
  • Protect exposed tooth roots from gum recession
  • Close visible gaps in the front of your teeth
  • Restore cracked or chipped teeth
  • Mask stains
  • Restore decayed teeth

Depending on how damaged your teeth are determines the restoration type and materials to use so your teeth are esthetically pleasing and retain their full structure. Silver or mercury filled teeth can often cause fractures, which could lead to extensive tooth damage, and leave your tooth too weak to support a filling.

For the individual with significant damage to their teeth, all porcelain restorations are recommended. All porcelain, Cerec Restoration is available at your Novato Cosmetic dentist. Modern porcelain is as strong as your natural teeth. Once bonded, it will strengthen your remaining tooth structure. Cerec restorations for crowns are metal free, and are completed in just one visit!

Whether you need a small filling, or more extensive porcelain restorations, tooth colored materials are used to ensure an esthetically pleasing outcome. The degree of damage ultimately controls which material is right for you, so schedule an appointment today!