Your smile is one of your most important assets, and if you are hiding it because you are embarrassed by some flaws in it, Daniel Burton, D.D.S. has excellent solutions available. In our cutting-edge practice, we have a long list of cosmetic and restorative treatments available, including inlays and onlays. These are used to replace old, amalgam fillings that have a tendency to wear out, fail, and look terrible over time. Also described as mercury fillings, the old amalgam fillings are not in use any longer because they stand out so sharply from the natural color of the tooth, are weak, and they may pose a risk to health. When they need replacement, it is inlays or onlays, made of durable porcelain that can step in and do a superior job. An inlay will be bonded inside of the tooth (like a filling) while the onlay actually covers the top edges of the tooth – similar to a crown. As part of a restoration, Dr. Burton and his team are happy to discuss this option with you in order to determine if this is the right solution for your dental health needs. If you want to learn more about inlays and onlays, get in touch with our office today by contacting us at 616-784-9150 or simply use the online contact form.