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Tooth Fillings, Inlays & Onlays

Bethel Dental Composite FillingsDental fillings are one of the most common procedures we perform here at Bethel Dental Associates. Many patients arrive with minor damage to their teeth such as decay or small tooth fractures. These issues can be quickly remedied with restorative dentistry techniques.

Even though they can be prevented with careful brushing and flossing, sometimes cavities do happen. If you find that a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, don’t worry! As long as it is caught early, we can remove the cavity cleanly and fill the small hole left behind with white glass-filled composites. We use only the best composites for durability and perfect color-matching. The filling will seal the opening to protect the tooth from future decay and sensitivity. Minor fractures can be treated in the same way.

Inlays & Onlays

In some cases, your dentist may choose to place an inlay or onlay on the affected tooth.

Both the inlay and the onlay techniques involve the use of composite materials that are custom-made to fit your tooth. The material will be sculpted into the exact shape required, and then bonded permanently over the damaged areas. The finished product will look natural and prevent further pain or damage.

This technique is referred to as an inlay when the bonded material is applied into the inner part of the tooth, while an onlay is used when the restoration covers an outer area or edge of the tooth. Both procedures use the same materials and general technique. In our office, we use E-Max material for inlays and onlays.

Dr. Van Strait of Bethel Dental Associates is your CT provider for quality dental care. Call 203-730-9011 to find out more.