Tooth-Colored Fillings: Inlays vs. Composites
Dentistry has come a long way since the time when silver fillings were the norm. Thanks to advances in modern dental materials, we are now able to treat teeth that are decayed, damaged or worn with natural-looking tooth-colored fillings that are both cosmetically and structurally superior to their predecessors. At NYC Cosmetic and General Dentistry we can repair teeth and replace old silver fillings using natural-looking porcelain materials called “inlays” or plastic materials called “composite resins” that are carefully matched to the color of your existing teeth. Porcelain “inlays” provide the same strength and protection as silver while remaining virtually invisible. Inlays are now considered to be “state-of the-art” and the “new standard of care” in dentistry.