For small to medium sized cavities, we recommend the use of composite resin (white filling material). Modern white fillings are strong, long lasting and have a very natural appearance making them the superior alternative to amalgam metal fillings.
Before With Amalgam & After With Composite
For larger cavities or replacement fillings, we strongly recommend bonded porcelain restorations. The advantages of porcelain are:
- Increased strength - longer lasting
- Bonding to tooth substance - the porcelain will actually bond and support the tooth much better
- Superior aesthetics - porcelain that is artistically shaped and polished has the most life like appearance compared to any dental material
- Precision Fitting - the porcelain inlay or overlay is computer designed in the dental laboratory and hand finished by a master ceramist technician working with magnification loops to ensure the best fit possible
For the longest lasting restorations, gold is the ideal option. Precision made gold inlays or crowns are strong and durable, if you accept the aesthetic compromise.