Dental fillings and porcelain veneers are cosmetic dental treatments that can be used in similar ways. Both tooth fillings and dental veneers may be used to cover dental injuries or discoloration. Dr. Sara Gotwalt offers dental fillings and porcelain veneers in her Lititz, PA dental office. She will consult with her patients to determine which cosmetic treatment meets their current needs and goals. Below you can learn more about each dental treatment option and see how they can meet your oral health needs.
Tooth fillings may use a metal or biocompatible material to fill the tooth chamber or cover dental injuries like chips and cracks in the tooth enamel.
- May be dental composite, porcelain, or metal
- Provide durability and strength
- Seal out tooth decay
- Address tooth damage
Before patients receive their dental fillings, Dr. Gotwalt often must remove tooth decay from the inside of the natural tooth. After cleaning the tooth chamber, Dr. Gotwalt will fill the tooth with amalgam metal, composite resin, gold, or porcelain ceramic. White or composite resin fillings blend in with the appearance of natural teeth, while metal fillings add strength to back molars.
Porcelain veneers are adhered to the front of teeth to match the color and shape of a natural tooth.
- Blend in seamlessly with natural teeth
- Require little tooth removal
- Are low maintenance
- Can last for many years
Dr. Gotwalt needs to prepare natural teeth for dental veneers. However, she will need to take dental impressions to ensure that the porcelain veneers are the correct shape, size, and color. Once the veneers are completed, Dr. Gotwalt will apply bonding material to the prepared teeth and place the veneers on the front of the tooth surface. She will make sure that the veneers are in the correct position before bonding them to the teeth with a special curing light.
Receive Cosmetic Dental Treatment Today
Do you need to address your dental injuries? Call Dr. Gotwalt for treatment at 717-627-6980 or request a dental consultation with her on our website. Let Dr. Gotwalt know if you have any further questions about dental fillings or porcelain veneers. She will be glad to help you.