Fillings & Restorations
A filling or restoration may be needed if you have a cavity in the tooth or if you have tooth decay. It is vital to have the cavity repaired to prevent any further damage, to save the tooth and prevent any further pain and discomfort.
The most common type of filling is made from a composite (white) material. These tooth-coloured restorations are virtually invisible and look like part of your natural teeth. With the newest materials and science, technology allows the skilled dentist to bond the composite material to your own tooth making the tooth even stronger.
Many of our patients are now choosing to have their Amalgam (silver) fillings replaced with the tooth coloured composite material to achieve a more natural appearance.
Inlays or Onlays are fillings that fit into or on the tooth. These are generally recommended when there is too little tooth structure to support a normal filling, but enough tooth to avoid placing a crown. They can be made of materials such as Porcelain, Ceramic or Gold. They provide a natural tooth colour and translucency.
All composite fillings, inlays and onlays are matched to your own tooth colour and shade.