Dentist in Towson, MD
White Fillings Baltimore, MD Dentist

After decay is removed from a tooth, something must be placed in that space to give strength back to the tooth.

Fillings are the most common restorative procedure. Our office uses only metal-free fillings.

Inlays and onlays: In addition to fillings, lab fabricated inlays and onlays are sometimes used. Although many patients think of these as fillings as well, they are actually different since they are laboratory fabricated.

We only use white fillings because they are strong and cosmetically more pleasing. There is much debate about the safety of mercury fillings. Since a better alternative is available today, we choose to only offer white fillings. The color can be matched to your existing tooth color for a perfect result. When you have a white filling, no one can tell that you have had any work done and that is a good thing! We want your smile to be functional, consistent and beautiful.

On occasion, Dr. Toomey will choose to use a gold filling on a back tooth. This is because gold is the strongest filling and your back teeth take the most pressure in your mouth. If he uses a gold filling, it can be done under a white overlay, so it is still not seen at a glance. However, the gold may show thru a small amount, and that is why we only use them in the back of the mouth and not on front teeth.


White Fillings TowsonWhite fillings:

White fillings are an alternative to silver (amalgam) fillings. White fillings are made of a strong composite resin that is matched to the surrounding tooth color. In the past, white fillings were placed only on front teeth, but recently a stronger more durable material has been developed that can withstand
the chewing pressure of back teeth.



white inlay, Baltimore DentistWhite Porcelain or Resin inlay or onlay:

A porcelain orresin inlay or onlay is used when the cavity is too big for a filling, but isn't so big that a crown is required. An inlay is a filling within the cusp tips of the tooth. Onlays (also known as overlays) will overlay one or more cusps in order to protect and strengthen the tooth.


gold inlay, Towson Maryland DentistGold Tooth Inlay or Onlay:

An inlay or onlay may also be made of gold. Gold teeth inlays are used because gold does not oxidize or discolor the teeth.

Toomey Dentistry serves the Towson and Greater Baltimore, MD area. Give them a call today, to see how they can help you to achieve a terrific smile! 410-823-6000
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