There are two types of filling, direct and indirect restorations. Direct restorations occur in a single visit and are placed directly into a prepared cavity by the dentist. The material used is usually a plastic resin and it is set using a UV light. Indirect fillings occur over multiple visits and involve the creation of inlays and onlays, crowns or veneers that we fit over your tooth.
Materials Used for Fillings
We are an Amalgam-free Practice. We only use tooth-coloured composite materials or porcelain.
Composite Fillings are the most widely used because of their natural appearance and they can be matched to the shade of your teeth. They are made from plastic resin and filler and are bonded to teeth.
Glass Ionomer Fillings are not as strong as composite fillings. These are used along the gum line, in children's molars and may also be used as a foundation to build on, under dental crowns. They are made from polyacrylic acid and resin.