Modern white fillings are a combination of a resin and nano-particles of glass.
White composite resin dental fillings were created as an alternative to traditional metal dental fillings. Tooth fillings colored to look like a natural tooth are strong, durable, and make for a very natural looking smile
White fillings can be used to replace decay or replace old silver fillings for cosmetic reasons.
White fillings are best when the cavity to be replaced is small or medium size. When the cavity is large a porcelain inlay or onlay is the best option.
Are fillings made of porcelain that fit into the tooth. They are indicated when there is too little tooth structure to predictibly support a white filling but there is enough tooth to avoid placing a crown, which is more destructive to the tooth.
Porcelain Inlays/Onlays take 2 visits to complete. First session is when when the decay or old filling is removed, and impression is taken and a temporary filling is placed. The impression will be sent to the laboratory and the technician will create a custom made porcelain inlay or onlay that will fit exactly to the tooth.
The big advantage of Porcelain Onlays/Inlays is that there are more durable than white fillings.
Two types of Inlays/Onlays
CEREC Porcelain Inlays/Onlays
, (Take only 1 visit to complete.)
In our own ceramic studio, we can now create all ceramic restorations including inlays crowns on the same day.
These highly cosmetic bespoke restorations restore the natural beauty, strength and function of your teeth.
The latest CEREC 3D allows us to obtain a 3D scan of your teeth. Using bio-engineering software and computer aided design your tooth is reconstructed to its original form. This information is sent to our onsite milling machine producing a restoration that is accurate to within 25 microns (that's very very accurate!).
Your restoration can be made on site within the same day.
Relax with refreshments in our waiting room or enjoy a stroll along the King's Road.
A 5 year guarantee is provided for all CEREC porcelain Inlays/Onlays (subject to status)
Laboratory made Porcelain Inlays/Onlays
Take 2 visits to complete. First session is when when the decay or old filling is removed, and impression is taken and a temporary filling is placed. The impression will be sent to the
laboratory and the technician will create a custom made porcelain inlay or onlay that will fit exactly to the tooth.
With the latest materials and techniques we can now match the natural shade, translucency and texture of the teeth. We can close gaps, smooth chips and correct small areas of discoloration. Teeth bonding usually is completed in one session.