White, tooth-colored fillings have been D. Scott Eaton DDS's preferred method of filling teeth for decades. These fillings are an excellent option for filling a small cavity, replacing a small old mercury or composite filling, and repairing an otherwise healthy broken tooth.
Limitations of the bonding material exist when the cavity or old filling is large, if the tooth to be restored has cracks or fractures, or if there are heavy chewing forces on the tooth to be restored. Sometimes an indirect two-step porcelain full-coverage crown or partial coverage inlay or onlay is a better option than a direct bonded dental filling.
At D Scott Eaton DDS in Petoskey Michigan, we will discuss the pros and cons of each of these methods in order to repair your specific problem.