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What is a filling?

It is one of the most common dental interventions. Historically performed in silver amalgam – today, exclusively created in composite resins that have reached such aesthetic and functional characteristics that they can rightfully be considered the material of choice for dental reconstructions of compromised teeth. With the special techniques, skills and correct material, excellent results are now reached, making it virtually impossible to distinguish a treated tooth from an untreated, natural one.

What characteristics does a high quality filling have?

Quality fillings use products of highly advanced technology which, if skillfully produced, it offers a perfect adhesion between the surface of the tooth (suitably prepared by the operator) and the restorative material. The skill of the operator is then to model and reproduce the natural anatomical features of the tooth being repaired, offering perfect restoration, functionality and aesthetics to the tooth. Conservative dentistry performed as a ‘work of art’ will offer very valuable, aesthetic and functional features which will prove durable over the years.

What are inlays?

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Inlays are fillings carried out in two stages: first the operator restores the tooth base and prepares the cavity according to the precise dictates of bio-mechanics, he then makes a very accurate imprint of the cavity itself. This will allow the technician to choose suitable materials (today electively composite, resin materials similar to those of fillings, but more durable) for an inlay that will integrate and reconstruct the missing tooth. During the second stage, the operator will fix the tooth with “adhesive” technique thus resulting in an aesthetically and functionally perfect recovery of the tooth.

When should you opt for this solution?

This restorative solution, which is more complex and requires time and higher costs is best for those cases where the residual cavity proves to be of such a size that a normal filling cannot guarantee a marginal seal or reliable resistance. These inlays can be produced with various materials, each with different specific characteristics. In our surgeries, and in agreement with existing literature, we favor the use of composite resins fixed by the adhesive method.

What are veneers?

faccette-dentali-Studio-BenziThis is certainly one of the most charming treatments of aesthetic impact in restorative dentistry, giving the most fascinating fruits in advanced aesthetics.
They are produced in thin ceramic sheets (or composite resin), created in dental laboratories and then cemented onto the teeth which are previously prepared by the dentist. By means of this procedure, the patient can restore the best aesthetic results with minimum work on the tooth itself.
Veneers are not to be mistaken for Luminyers or other surrogates,
which are actually industrial pre-forms that are “glued” onto the whole or even unprepared tooth, this is a cost-effective solution but with obvious unaesthetic results or damage to the gum tissue which will give an unnatural thickness to the tooth and will result incongruous with the risk of determining gum decay and deep periodontal damage in the long run.

When to resort to veneers?

When we wish to have a harmonious smile, eliminating any type of imperfection and also to correct various dental functions which are compromised by structural defects of the teeth (dental malocclusion as created by teeth which are not perfectly aligned, malformations of the enamel, pigmented or stained teeth etc.)
The preparation must be carried out with the appropriate techniques and skills with the objective of ensuring accuracy and correct aesthetic characteristics / mechanical restorations, as well as laying the foundations for a perfect adhesion-restoration system of the tooth. All must be preceded by a careful analysis of morphological and functional characteristics of the patient; the creation of veneers is also based on the detection of imprints of the dental arches.

In brief, what are the main functions of the dental veneers?

  • Rebuilding a broken or chipped tooth
  • Granting teeth a naturally white and shiny look
  • Enlarge / modify the surface of two adjacent but separate teeth
  • Straighten one or more misaligned teeth
  • Completely restructure the aesthetics of the patients smile