Dental Fillings in Crofton Maryland
One of the most frequently used dental restorations for repairing cavities is called a filling. There are two basic types of fillings, silver fillings that consist of a mixture of different types of metal and tooth colored fillings. How and where these fillings are applied varies with the need of the person. Dental decay can occur on the smooth areas of the teeth as well as the biting surface. The location of the cavity plays an important role in what type of filling will be used to repair it. Before beginning treatment the dentist will usually administer some type of local anesthetic to make sure you are comfortable. The area of decay is then removed from the tooth and the resulting hole is filled with the appropriate material. Dr Stoute will recommend which type of filling best suits your needs.
Made of a strong, natural-looking material, such as porcelain, onlays are larger restorations, extending over one or more sides of your tooth, and can be used similarly to a crown or cap. A conservative tooth restoration that requires far less tooth removal than its metal counterpart, an onlay increases tooth strength and provides enduring protection for the tooth.
Unlike metal fillings, an onlay can often be used to repair only the damaged portion of the tooth, leaving much more of the original tooth structure intact.
How do I start?
Give us a call at (410) 721-0900 or schedule your free consultation. During the consultation, we will further inform you on the technique, how it works, pricing, and if it is the right choice of treatment for you. Pricing varies depending on the severity of your case, and the length of treatment.