Cosmetic Restorations in Pembroke, ON
Inlays, Onlays, and Composite Fillings
Have Tooth Damage? Consider a Restoration Treatment
Accidents happen, and sometimes these accidents lead to dental damage. Cosmetic imperfections like missing or damaged teeth can make it difficult to be proud of your smile.
No matter what state your teeth are in, the specialized restoration treatments at Parkview Dental can help fix any dental imperfection. Read on to learn more about our services and discover how Dr. James Munro can help restore your smile.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays are fillings for breaks and pits that are situated close to the center of the surface of your tooth. These are typically used for cavities that are too large for fillings. Onlays are fillings that can repair areas near the edge and cusps of your teeth. These can help restore the biting surface of your teeth.
Both inlays and onlays are perfect solutions for damage that’s too extensive for a normal filling but doesn’t warrant a full crown. They can also help strengthen teeth by up to 75 percent and can be long-term options for tooth decay or damage.
Patients with minor tooth decay or pits on the chewing surface may benefit more from a composite restoration, like a tooth-colored filling. Dr. Munro may recommend a filling for patients with:
- Frequent toothaches
- Teeth sensitivity
- Dark spots on teeth
- Worn-down or broken fillings
This solution to minor decay can restore the natural shape and function of your tooth, and can even provide additional strength and durability.
Advantages of Metal-Free Fillings
Traditional silver fillings, also known as amalgam fillings, are no longer the ideal filling material. Not only does it contain 50 percent mercury, which can leak and stain your teeth, but these fillings can break down over time, leaving your tooth vulnerable to bacteria.
Composite fillings preserve more of your natural tooth and have a natural appearance. There’s no risk of staining, and they’ll last much longer than their metal alternatives.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know which cosmetic restoration is best for me?
Which treatment is best for your situation will depend on the condition of your oral health. Dr. Munro will be the one to determine which restoration best fits your individual needs during a one-on-one consultation at our Pembroke office. Schedule an appointment today by contacting us at (613) 735-2336.
Are cosmetic restorations covered by insurance?
The cost of each treatment will depend on your individual needs. We suggest contacting your dental insurance provider and asking if your plan will cover the costs of your treatment. You can also visit our financing page to learn more about our affordable payment plans and how you can potentially receive financial assistance with CareCredit.
Is one cosmetic treatment better than the other?
While some of these cosmetic treatments may sound similar, each patient’s individual needs are unique, which determines what cosmetic solution is best. Each treatment targets a specific area of the tooth and addresses the problem in unique ways. Dr. Munro will determine which treatment is best for your situation, so there’s no need to worry about not receiving the “better” treatment.
Achieve a Restored Smile
Parkview Dental proudly serves patients throughout Renfrew County, Ontario. When you’re ready to restore both your smile and your confidence, contact us today at (613) 735-2336. You can also fill out an online form and a team member will get back to you shortly!