Many people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years past. These fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye. Porcelain inlays and tooth colored restorations (onlays) create fillings that are not only beautiful (and/or unnoticeable) but also add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are esthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations
There are many advantages to tooth colored restorations. Resin/composite fillings are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. Such restorations can be used in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost. The tooth remains intact and stronger.
The result of replacing silver fillings with a tooth colored restoration is a beautiful smile!