High-quality composite fillings are ideal for the treatment of small carious lesions or enamel fractures. Dentine-adhesive fillings allow for a minimally invasive procedure with minimal tissue damage. The dentists can fully take care of the dental defect without having to cause damage to the healthy tooth structure.
Compost fillings are fundamentally different from the first generation of plastic fillings. The composite incorporates nanoparticles, therefore rendering it more stable and able to cope with the daily stress of chewing. Teeth are less likely to come loose if the material is processed accurately. Isolation of the tooth underneath a rubber dam, the application of the composite in layers and allowing sufficient curing time are an absolute must for achieving an optimal long-term result. Modern composite materials are available in many different shades and color saturations. Therefore, nature can be easily emulated with a minimally-invasive composite filling.
Ceramic restorations perfectly mimic the natural teeth. In our laboratory, the ceramic particles are milled with high precision with the aid of a computer and then customized. Thus, even a patient with a broad smile will not be able to see the difference between the natural teeth and the ceramic inlays.
Ceramic restoration is more complex than a direct composite filling because of the laboratory work. During the first visit, old filling material is removed, cavities are excavated and a dental impression is taken. All information is then sent to the dental laboratory. While the dental technicians fabricate the new restoration by milling and layering, the prepared tooth will be fitted with a temporary restoration. During the second visit, the ceramic restoration is inserted. The tooth is isolated underneath a rubber dam and the ceramic piece is adhered to the residual tooth structure. This ensures a perfect and long-lasting bond between the tooth and the restoration.
The highly aesthetic ceramic material is used when the cavity is too large for a composite filling. If the walls of large "holes" become too thin, an onlay is used to prevent fractures in the tooth. This is best achieved with a partial ceramic crown. In the case of only small lesions, however, compost fillings should be given priority. Dental health can be restored with minimally invasive techniques.