Most People have fillings of one sort or the other in their mouths. Fillings are not only functional but can be natural looking as well. Many people don’t want silver fillings that show when they laugh or smile because they are more conscious about the way they look.
White Fillings can be used to replace decay, just like silver fillings or replace old silver fillings for cosmetic reasons. Many people are also concerned about the potential risks of mercury containing silver fillings. Costs usually depend on the size and type of white filling used and the time it takes to complete the treatment. White fillings are best when the cavity/ filling to be replaced is small to medium in size. When a larger filling is required a porcelain inlay or porcelain onlay is a better option.
Porcelain inlays and onlays are custom-made porcelain fillings. Old-fashioned metal fillings look unsightly and gradually weaken a tooth. Inlays and onlays are permanently bonded to the tooth for added strength and a virtually undetectable restoration. If there are new cavities, or old metal fillings that need to be replaced, inlays and onlays are a durable, natural looking alternative that preserve remaining tooth structure.