DENTAL FILLINGS

At A Better Smile, we offer a range of discrete options in repairing and preventing future tooth decay. We use a variety of materials for our dental fillings such as a composite resin (bonding) or ceramic materials. Aesthetically, both of these are much better alternatives to silver or gold amalgam fillings as they are much harder to see.

When restoration is of a small or moderate size, it can be restored directly with a composite resin. However, larger restorations are best performed using a stronger, more durable ceramic material, such as a dental crown, which is created in our onsite laboratory.

Ceramic onlays are extremely strong and durable. They have a superior fit, shape and bite over composite restorations. They are used with teeth that require more repair than a regular filling. Ceramic onlays are also effective for front teeth as they are tooth coloured and can be stained to match the surrounding teeth. They make an excellent alternative to the more traditional procedure of dental crowns. Many situations that would have previously required a crown can now be restored with the more conservative, strong, and shock absorbent ceramic onlays.

We strongly urge anyone suffering from tooth pain or decay to consider one of our treatment options. Call now (02) 9427 3366 to book a consultation.

SILVER VS WHITE FILLING

Traditionally, cavities were restored using coloured composite or silver amalgam. This very old-fashioned type of composite is not the most desirable option for patients nowadays. White fillings are preferred by patients for aesthetic reasons, since it provides a more natural filling option over silver amalgam. Composite resin (bonding) can be used for small and moderate size restorations. Larger restorations are best performed using the stronger and more durable ceramic material such as, ceramic onlays or dental crowns.

ARE YOU A CANDIDATE FOR CERAMIC ONLAYS?

Anyone experiencing the following dental issues is a good candidate for ceramic onlays:

- Large cavity
- Cracked or fractured tooth
- Severed worn tooth
- To replace an old coloured or silver filling
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