Tooth coloured fillings
Budi Dental is an amalgam free clinic. Instead, we use only the highest quality composite resin (white filling) materials to restore your teeth while achieving a highly aesthetic result. We match the colour of the filling to your tooth, making it practically invisible.
In addition to new restorations, tooth coloured fillings can be used to substitute old metal fillings to achieve an attractive, natural looking smile. Metal fillings can give a dull, grey appearance to not only the tooth with the filling, but also the adjacent teeth. The replacement of amalgam or mercury based fillings, with composite resin fillings, can have a dramatic effect on the overall appearance of your smile.
In some circumstances, due to the large surface area of the filling, the tooth may be better suited to being restored with a ceramic restoration (inlay).
Inlays are also known as indirect fillings, and are placed within a damaged tooth that requires more protection than a direct filling can provide. Ceramic inlays look entirely natural. They are a conservative way to repair a tooth while conserving healthy tooth structure. In addition to restoring your tooth to full function, inlays can replace large metal fillings.
If you would like your silver fillings replaced, why not make an appointment to discuss the solution which best suits your expectations and budget?
FAQs related to fillings and inlays
Q. How long do fillings last?
The position, shape, material and functional pressure all contribute to how long a filling will last. Large fillings that bear the brunt of chewing tend to break down more quickly than smaller fillings ,whereas a small filling away from biting pressure may last decades. A good at-home oral hygiene practise aids in the prevention of decay re-affecting the tooth.
Q. What are white fillings made of?
Composite resin (white fillings) are composed of a resin matrix and filler particles. The resin is aliquid component that hardens when activated. The filler particles are made from solid particles such as glass or pieces of set resin.
Q. What is the difference of a filling to an inlay?
An inlay is made by a dental technician especially to fit your tooth and occlusion. It is made from porcelain or gold and will last longer than composite resin, as the inlay material is more durable.