Today there is less use of amalgam (silver) for fillings and more tooth colored material (composite) being used.

 A cosmetic restoration is defined as "reproducing a tooth for esthetic reasons, without the use of metal". A cosmetic restoration may be any of the following:

  • A porcelain veneer that is bonded to the front surface of your teeth.
  • An all ceramic cap (full crown) that has no metal.
  • An inlay (a tooth-colored filling)
  • An onlay (a tooth-colored filling)
Crowns and bridges can sometimes alter lip support or cheek contour. Other benefits of cosmetic dentistry include:
  • Brighter teeth
  • Better smile
  • Greater self-esteem
  • Higher employment rate
  • More successful personal relationships
Materials that are presently being used
  • Porcelain
  • Composite
  • Polymer glass
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