The teeth filling is an artificial restoration which is used to treat and restore a tooth cavity or a damaged tooth back to its original function and appearance.
Types of Dental Fillings
There are different dental filling materials that can be used when treating cavities and damaged teeth.
Common types of dental fillings include; amalgam, composite resins and porcelain (inlays and onlays). Depending on the extent of the problem, your needs and budget, we will recommend the right dental fillings for your case.
Indirect dental restorations
Indirect dental restorations include specially customised dental fillings that are fabricated by a dental lab using materials such as porcelain, resin composite or ceramic. The molded filling which is similar in appearance to a natural tooth is then bonded into place.
Indirect fillings are often designated for individuals with severe decay or when there is inadequate tooth structure to support a traditional dental filling but a dental crown is not required. Indirect fillings are a mid solution between a typical dental filling and a crown and require at least 2 dental visits for the procedure to complete.