Composite Resin Fillings are made from a natural looking synthetic material, Silver fillings have been used for decades.More often than not these fillings need to be replaced.
- ✓ Amalgam oxidizes and corrodes over time through normal wear and the foods we eat
- ✓ Oxidizing amalgam can expand causing fractures within the tooth structure
- ✓ Old amalgam often exhibits broken margins which allow bacteria to penetrate into the tooth structure
- ✓ Unattractive silver fillings
Composite resin restorations can be used to replace amalgam fillings, with proper care these fillings will last many years. A stronger & superior option is the placement of a CEREC porcelain restoration.
CEREC – SINGLE APPOINTMENT PORCELAIN FILLINGS AND CROWNS
CEREC (CEramic REConstruction) is a dental restoration system that allows us to produce an indirect ceramic dental restoration using a CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/ Computer Aided Manufacture) process. With CEREC, teeth can be restored in a single appointment. Crowns, Veneers, Onlays and Inlays can be made using this process.
- ✓ Porcelain is the best esthetic substitute for natural tooth enamel
- ✓ Excellent colour match to natural tooth enamel
- ✓ Closest to natural Enamel of any restorative substance available (including Lab-fabricated porcelain inlays)
- ✓ Expands and contracts just like enamel when exposed to hot and cold, resulting in less sensitivity
- ✓ CEREC porcelain is more resistant to wear compared to resin, wears at about the same rate as a natural tooth structure
- ✓ Extremely durable and will not chip or break under normal chewing forces
- ✓ A minimum amount of tooth structure is removed during preparation procedure
- ✓ The strongest tooth-coloured, non-mercury material available
- ✓ CEREC is the ONLY single appointment porcelain procedure available
- ✓ No messy impressions needed
- ✓ Exceptional integration with tooth structure: biocompatible, bonds to tooth providing 103% of strength of natural tooth enamel
- ✓ Provides a perfect seal between tooth and filling, therefore minimizing chance of recurrent decay
- ✓ Strengthens tooth, thus less chance of tooth fracture and the possible need of crowns in the future