Benefits of Inlays and onlays
Inlays and onlays are made of advanced ceramic materials that are many times stronger than tooth enamel. However, they look so much like tooth enamel that there’s no concern that people will know you have them. Benefits of inlays and onlays include:
- High strength–can restore strength to damaged teeth
- Usable for large cavities
- Most attractive appearance
- Stain resistant
The strength and attractiveness of inlays and onlays really make them the best in many situations. They can be more durable than silver fillings. However, they are less popular because they:
- Require two visits to place
- Are more expensive
- People don’t know about their benefits
However, as we move into the future, we expect inlays and onlays to grow in popularity as people realize that for many situations, inlays and onlays are just the best.
Should You Remove Metal Fillings
There is some controversy about metal. We know that mercury from metal fillings doesn’t stay in the filling, and that it can accumulate in the body. Mercury is one of the most toxic elements on the planet, so toxic that the world has pledged to stop using it. In the US, we have very restrictive rules for handling mercury, until we put it in your mouth, where it is somehow assumed to be safe.
However, for many people, the damage from mercury has already been done, and there is little benefit to removing them, other than cosmetic. However, if you think metal fillings are causing you problems, we can talk about removing them.
White Fillings in Spokane Valley
Are you looking for attractive, healthy fillings in Spokane Valley? Let us help. Please call (509) 927-2273 today to visit a cosmetic dentist at Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics.