Traditional dental restoratives (fillings) include amalgam and composite resin. Traditional restorations are also known as direct restorations and are placed the day the cavity is removed to fill the space left after drilling to remove the cavity.
Newer, more advanced, dental “fillings” include inlays and onlays composed of ceramic and composite resin compounds that mimic the appearance contours and strength of natural teeth. Inlays and onlays are also known as indirect restorations. Indirect restorations are completed similar to the process of a crown, only more conservative, with a better, more accurate, long-term result than direct restorations (fillings). We use only high-quality dental labs, located in the U.S.A. to provide our patients with the best treatment available.
Depending on the extent of decay and the tooth’s location, we will go over the different options with the patient and recommend the specific type of restoration that is the most conservative and best for the given problem and unique situation of the patient.