Dental fillings are used when teeth have become decayed, fractured, or chipped. Based in Burnside, our skilled dentists work to replace lost tooth enamel and restore the anatomy, function, and appearance of your teeth.
There are various filling materials available such as amalgam and composite. Amalgam filling material is designed to provide strong fillings, usually reserved for back teeth or in areas where moisture control is difficult. Composite tooth-coloured fillings are used to provide a more natural looking restoration and is also useful in situations where there is a lack of tooth remaining. Your dentist will recommend the type of filling material used depending on the circumstance.
From effective fillings to first-rate crowns and bridges, Burnside Dental Care works to offer patients a number of choices. As an alternative to fillings, where teeth need extra protection, our practice also provides inlays and onlays.
Dental inlays and onlays are similar to fillings, but are usually reserved for more extensively broken down teeth. They are also used when a crown is not suitable. Inlays and onlays are fabricated in a laboratory before being cemented into the tooth. This provides a longer-lasting solution. To produce an accurate restoration, we’ll require an impression of your tooth. The precision afforded by taking an impression will ensure your tooth is protected against further breakdown.