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Sacramento area dentist describes porcelain fillings

Images of Porcelain Fillings , Dr. Kosta J. Adams, Adams Dental Associates When there are areas of decay within the smile, Sacramento area patients may visit the practice of Drs. Kosta J. Adams and Kristen J. Adams to learn about restorative options. There are several ways of repairing a tooth that has experienced dental caries which includes tooth colored fillings, porcelain fillings (also known as inlays), and crowns.

Tooth colored fillings are made of a composite resin bonding that is administered into the area of decay and hardened to seal off the tooth. Crowns are porcelain restorations custom made to cover the entire tooth, including the top and sides. But porcelain inlays work a little differently. Porcelain “fillings” use a restorative piece of porcelain made to fit into larger cavities. It is bonded in place and is a much more conservative option than conventional tooth colored fillings because it requires less tooth structure removal. Porcelain fillings, however, are better for large areas of decay and last much longer than traditional fillings in many instances.

Drs. Kosta J. Adams and Kristen J. Adams use porcelain fillings when patients have larger areas of decay which are not properly sealed off with regular filling materials. This is when they may suggest the use of inlays or even crowns if the area of decay is substantial. The initial preparation still needs to be done, including the disinfection of the inside of the tooth before administering the restorative treatment of choice.

Porcelain is used in many dental situations. This material is extremely strong and is just as beautiful as the natural enamel. Many cosmetic treatments are done with porcelain (also known as ceramic) not only because it is attractive and aesthetic when placed in the smile, but because it is also very strong. Though any material used for dental work is susceptible to breakage, problems such as this are minor with the use of porcelain. Porcelain can always be easily replaced as well making it a popular choice for cosmetic dental treatments.

If you live in the Sacramento area and believe in conservative restorative dentistry, our comprehensive dental team is here to help. Contact Drs. Kosta J. Adams and Kristen J. Adams today to schedule an appointment and educate yourself on the many solutions available for repairing breakage, decay, and trauma of the natural tooth’s structure.

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