Tooth Coloured Fillings
Many people have amalgam (silver) or gold fillings. Although strong they are unsightly and furthermore amalgam tends to discolour your teeth over time.
Tooth coloured fillings are known as composite fillings, made from a putty-like resin based material that can be moulded to the exact shape of the tooth and set using a visible blue light. These are lifelike and long lasting.
White fillings are the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure.
An inlay is a filling made in the dental laboratory. The dentist prepares your tooth and takes an impression; following this a temporary filling is put into the tooth until the inlay has been made.
The inlay is constructed from porcelain, this makes it strong and very natural looking. Inlays last longer than white fillings and are recommended for larger cavities where white fillings would not be strong enough.