Conservative dentistry involves restoring teeth damaged mainly from cavities, but also from fractures, colour and shape imperfections and allows the integrity of the dental organ to be restored functionally and aesthetically.
WHITE COMPOSITE FILLINGS
Our philosophy on perfectly biocompatible fillings made us abandon silver-tin-mercury amalgam (gray fillings) in favour of materials that are nowadays very resistant and long lasting. In cases of cavities or small fractures, the tooth is repaired with composite resin that, through a wide range of colours, is completely invisible. Simply roughening the ename through applying a etchant and a successive adhesive allow the aesthetic material to be durably attached.
Using composites allows the dental substance to be saved in a healthy way. Correcting shape and the closure of spaces (diastemas) between the teeth is achieved without milling the concerned teeth.
For back teeth, for which the extension and filling volume can be bigger, laying an inlay is recommended.
COMPOSITE OR CERAMIC INLAY
When polymerised (harded after light activiation), composite resin undergoes a percentage of contraction. This phenomenon can create fissures in the enamel in the extended cavities, while in parts with less adhesion, without enamel, towards the root, to invisible “gaps” (microspaces) with the possible appearance of recurring cavities.
To create an inlay, a cavity is prepared for which an impressino is taken and a product is developed in a laboratory. In this way, the material contraction happens before cementation and the thin adhesive layer becomes sufficiently thin to allow for a perfect cavity adhesion.
With resin inlays, it is easier to perfectly mimic aesthetic camoflage, but unlike ceramics they age first by being consumed be undergoing a colour change over the years. The advantage of inlays is that they are extremely conservative in terms of dental substance, as only the damaged part of the tooth is damaged.
When the tooth is significantly compromised, in addition to being reconstructed it also needs greater solidity. In this case, a ceramic crown covering is more recommended.