Tooth Colored Enamel Restorations
Whatever type of tooth damage you need to be repaired, Dr. Kabaklian and the staff at Enamel General and Cosmetic Dentistry offers tooth-colored enamel restorations to restore your full, beautiful smile at their offices in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Santa Ana, and Huntington Beach, California. With color-matched, biocompatible materials, they repair enamel, fill cavities, replace old fillings and crowns, and use inlays and onlays to prevent further tooth damage and ensure your smile is stunning. To learn more, schedule a consultation online or by phone today.
What is tooth-colored enamel restoration?
Your enamel is the hard outer coating that protects your teeth. Your enamel can get damaged or start to decay, but with tooth-colored enamel restoration, the team at Enamel General and Cosmetic Dentistry restores your tooth to its full strength, protects the sensitive interior of your tooth, and helps your smile look its best.
At Enamel General and Cosmetic Dentistry, the team of enamel restoration experts eschews the highly visible, potentially unsafe metal materials historically used to fill cavities and perform other types of enamel restoration. Instead, they use biocompatible materials like composite resins and porcelain, which don’t contain any mercury or Bis-GMA. Not only are these materials safer, but they’re also color-matched to your teeth so they enhance - rather than mar - your smile.
What types of tooth-colored enamel restoration are available?
The team at Enamel General and Cosmetic Dentistry tailors your enamel restoration to your tooth’s needs, depending on the extent of its damage or decay.
Minimal damage or decay
When the decay in your tooth is small, the team uses composite resins, the material commonly used for white fillings, to restore the tooth.
As the cavity gets bigger and more tooth structure is lost, Enamel General and Cosmetic Dentistry offers porcelain inlays and onlays to restore the shape of your tooth. These inlays and onlays are stronger than traditional fillings. They also hold their polish and hinder stain buildup better.
It takes multiple appointments to complete an inlay or onlay. During the first appointment, your dentist prepares the tooth and you leave with a temporary filling in place. After two weeks, you return so the dentist can cement the custom-created onlay or inlay in place to fully restore your tooth.
If the tooth damage or decay is extensive, you may need a crown to cover your tooth, protecting and strengthening it.
Can a tooth-colored enamel restoration replace an old filling or crown?
Yes. If old metal fillings are leaking or making your tooth look grey or you have an old crown around which you can see grey at the gumline, the teamEnamel General and Cosmetic Dentistry can help. They analyze your tooth and recommend the right type of tooth-colored enamel restoration. As experts in cosmetic dentistry, they’re dedicated to protecting your tooth and helping it look white and beautiful again.
Call their dedicated team at 949-991-2499 or schedule your appointment online today to get started with your tooth-colored enamel restoration.