Dental fillings help our dentists correct cosmetic issues as well as treat damage caused by tooth decay. When you come in for a dental filling in Washington, DC, our office will first remove any damaged tissue. Depending on the patient, we may also recommend sedation along with anesthesia so that you can feel comfortable throughout the procedure. Chevy Chase Dental Center provides two types of dental filling restoration: composite dental fillings and porcelain dental inlays and onlays.

Composite Resin

Composite resin fillings can match the color of your natural teeth. Often, Chevy Chase Dental Center can use this to repair small cracks or chips in the enamel, but the resin can also be used to correct discoloration, fill in gaps between teeth or change their shape. When a patient suffers from gum recession, the material can also be used to protect the exposed root and alleviate tooth sensitivity. Because composite fillings are placed in layers, they easily bond to the tooth without drilling away too much of the enamel.

Inlay and Onlay Restoration

Inlays and onlays provide a fuller restoration than traditional fillings. Each is attached to the chewing surface of the tooth, replacing the cusps of the back molars. While previous dentists used gold, modern advances allow our dentists to use a porcelain material that better blends in with your smile. When this is bonded to the tooth, it creates a very strong restoration, sealing and protecting the enamel.

To find out more about inlays, onlays and other dental fillings, plan an appointment with Dr. Akram Sannaa by calling 202-362-3353 today!