Conservative dentistry is involved with the preservation of natural teeth. It aims to preserve teeth that still have important aesthetic function. Restoration of damaged teeth typically made with a filling or an inlay.
White fillings are highly aesthetic dental fillings made of tooth colored materials and are used to treat mild tooth decays and medium-seized cavities. Aesthetic fillings solidify under light and are immediately loadable.
Inlays are indirect restorations (fillings) consisting of a solid substance (as gold, advanced ceramics, porcelain, or even a type of composite resin) fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place. Onlays extend to replace a cusp. Inlays and onlays are constructed in our dental laboratory after an impression is taken of the teeth. While the restoration is custom-made for the patient, a temporary inlay or onlay is fabricated. When the permanent restorations are complete, the temporary ones are removed and the final inlays or onlays are cemented into place with a special glue.
The Advantages of Dental Inlays and Onlays:
- they blend perfectly with your adjacent teeth: both the color and the shape can match exactly
- they can be constructed so precisely that they leave no space between the prosthetic and the tooth
- higly aesthetic replacement for amalgam fillings
- will not break or discolor over time
- long lasting
Sealment of pit and fissure: In some cases the pits and fissures on the surface of children’s premolars and molars are too deep and bacteria can build up causing cavities. One method of preventing this harmful process is to seal the pits and fissures off with a special varnish called a pit and fissure sealant, a liquid aesthetic filling material. The procedure is completely painless. It prevents and greatly decreases tooth decay in children.
Sealment of pit and fissure is recommended for children aged 6 or older.