White Fillings & Inlays
Traditionally, a filling product called amalgam was used in Fillings.
The simplest kind of white filling is made from dental composite, which contains quartz resin and a light sensitive agent. The fillings are very natural looking and can be fitted in a single appointment. Composite fillings can be used for the front and back teeth, and there are different shades available to ensure the filling blends in with the natural tooth colour.
Composite fillings are bonded to the teeth, but before this process takes places, the tooth is cleaned and any decayed tissue removed. The bonding process involves applying a thin layer of resin to the tooth, which bonds to the prepared surface of the affected tooth. Bonding makes fillings more durable and modern fillings are much stronger than their older counterparts.
Ceramic inlay, which is used for bigger cavities because they are more durable and tend to last longer. Ceramic inlays are generally used when the aesthetic of the smile is paramount as they provide a more natural look with strength