Materials used for filling teeth must be strong and durable. They must withstand chewing forces, and because some teeth have to withstand more pressure than others, the material used for restoration will also be dependent on the tooth that needs restoring. There are different materials that can be used to fill and restore a tooth, and in some cases a certain material may not be suitable to restore a tooth with a predictable long term outcome. Your dentist will advise you on the best material for you and your tooth at the time.
Composite Resin/white filling:
A mixture of tooth-coloured plastic filled with silicon oxide (glass) is bonded to the tooth to either fill cavities after dental decay, or replace parts of a missing tooth after trauma and return it to its normal function.
We have the necessary experience and expertise needed to create white fillings that are both natural-looking and strong and will last for many years.
We still provide the conventional silver filling and there is certainly a place for these extremely strong, durable fillings in the back teeth or under crowns.
An indirect filling. A filling is individually crafted in porcelain, composite or gold in the laboratory to a mould of your tooth, and this is then chemically bonded into your tooth.