Tooth coloured fillings are sculpted onto your teeth for a flawless look and can be completed in a single visit.
Up until recently, you used to have only one option if you required fillings—amalgam fillings. While cost effective, this form of restoration is highly noticeable. Fortunately, dentistry has come a long way since amalgam, and we now offer natural looking, tooth-coloured composite resin material. Composite resin restorations (also known as tooth coloured fillings) can be manipulated to match the exact colour, texture, and translucency of your existing teeth.
The strength and natural appearance of tooth coloured restorations makes them a popular option and the come with more benefits such as:
- Resin material can be colour matched to the exact shade of the surrounding teeth to make them blend in
- Unlike traditional amalgam fillings, this material creates a complete seal, preventing bacteria from causing further tooth decay underneath the restoration
- Composite resin does not respond to temperature changes in the foods and beverages we consume, and will not cause the teeth to crack
If you experience pain or sensitivity when you consume hot or cold foods, or otherwise suspect you may have a cavity, we recommend you book in for a check-up. Dental cavities and tooth decay are not only painful; they can also negatively impact your health and won’t go away on their own accord. If ignored, they can increase in size and create a tiny opening or hole, which grows the longer it is ignored.
Dental inlays and onlays
If over half of your molar tooth’s biting surface is decayed, an inlay or onlay may be a better option than a filling. These options are basically for when more than a filling is needed but less than a crown will do. An inlay is placed in between the cusps of the tooth, whereas an onlay will cover one or more of the cusps. They can be made of a gold alloy, porcelain or tooth-coloured resin and are cemented into place.
For more information, or to book an appointment, contact us today.