Sacramento area dentist describes porcelain fillingsWhen 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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Woke up with a horribly infected tooth on Friday morning. I had not established a relationship with a dentist since moving to Sacramento. Googled emergency dentists and was incredibly fortunate to find Dr. Adams listing. Called them on a Friday afternoon as a new patient and was seen within an hour!!! Two teeth had to be pulled. Dr Adams and Dr Kristen were awesome. I didn't feel a thing....teeth were out quickly and painlessly. Everyone there is incredibly sweet and caring. Everything is spotless and clean - could not have asked for a better experience. I have found my forever Dentist.
~ By Susan S.
They have cared for my teeth for 20+ years. Always warm and very trustworthy. I'd like to share my most recent visit, since it reflects the quality of care they have always provided. So my front tooth had a chipped bottom and my back tooth had a broken filling. First off, he fixed the broken filling without a problem. Next, Dr. Adams walked me through the options we had for the chipped tooth. I asked various questions to address my concerns. His explanations were comforting. For both my teeth issues, he gave me a full idea of what to expect. In the end, both teeth were cared for and function just fine now. No more worrying! I feel comfortable trusting him with caring for my teeth.
~ By Salvatore A.
Like always had a great experience with Dr Adams and Dr Adams. Had two fillings done and was in and out in just over an hour, I liked how they took the time to explain the whole procedure to me and answered all my questions about my teeth. I also enjoyed their good background music. The staff was very friendly and helpful in answering all my billing questions and setting up my next appointment. See you guys next time!!
~ By Manuel G.
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