Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-Colored Fillings, Redwood City

Restore your smile with healthy, metal-free materials

Dr. Dinh uses all metal-free materials for her dental restorations because they are generally healthier and look more natural than metal-based materials. She uses porcelain for inlays and onlays and a composite tooth-colored resin for fillings. These materials are not only very durable replacements for traditional metal fillings, but have the added aesthetic benefit of being unnoticeable to the eye.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-Colored Fillings, Redwood CityDr. Dinh can restore your teeth with composite, tooth-colored fillings as a safer and more appealing solution to metal fillings. Amalgam material, which contains mercury, is not only a health risk but is ugly and not necessarily biocompatible. Composite fillings are safe, affordable, bio-compatible and natural-looking.

Advantages of composite tooth-colored fillings

  • Long-lasting, affordable solution
  • High-quality aesthetic material
  • Protects tooth structure from cracking
  • Direct bonding to teeth for maximum support
  • Sealing prevents bacterial invasion and decay


All-porcelain inlays and onlays

Tooth-Colored Fillings, Redwood CityInlays and onlays are types of restorations that are used when the damage to the tooth requires more than a filling but doesn’t necessarily require a crown. They can be used to replace a larger filling that is failing, such as metal amalgam, or to restore a damaged tooth.

Inlays are used to fill in the space between the a tooth’s cusps (outer ridges of the tooth), and typically require minimal reduction of the tooth structure.

Onlays are placed over the cusps, though not as extensively as a crown.The fact that both onlays and inlays require very little reduction of tooth structure means they are a conservative solution and have the benefit of preserving the strength of a natural tooth, making them a great alternative to crowns.

To make an appointment, call (650) 368-9444 or click here to request an appointment online.