Fillings (also know as restorations) are an effective way to repair teeth that have been damaged, either due to injury or decay. We mainly provide tooth coloured fillings using composite and/or porcelain. During your visit, we’ll discuss the different types with you, and help you choose the one that suits you best.
Composite fillings are made from natural tooth coloured resins that are more aesthetically pleasing and can be matched to the same colour as natural teeth.
Porcelain fillings are called inlays or onlays and are made by a technician in a dental laboratory and then bonded to the tooth. They can be matched to the colour of the tooth, resist staining, and are extremely durable. These will take a couple of visits,
Amalgam filling replacement is when the old silver fillings (amalgams) are removed and replaced with a tooth coloured filling. They usually need to be replaced because they are leaking and secondary decay has developed or the tooth is cracking around the old amalgam filling (a crown may be needed instead of just a filling).
The overall process may be as simple as having a normal filling done.
At YourSmileDental, we are experts in amalgam replacement and have years of experience with this procedure.