Tooth Coloured FillingsSilver/Amalgam restorations used to be the norm back in 1990’s when it used to come to dental filling treatments. Composite fillings are aesthetically much better in comparison to Silver/Amalgam fillings; as they are available in several Shades of natural teeth. Unlike Silver/Amalgam fillings which are dark in color and easily noticeable in the mouth, Composite fillings are discreet, and thus are not easily visible or to others even when you open your mouth to speak, or to smile. With Composite Fillings, no one else will ever know that you have got some dental filling done on your teeth.
Composite fillings are safer for your health, as they do not contain Mercury, which is present in Silver/Amalgam fillings. Mercury has been proven to have hazardous effects to the human body; this is the reason why we urge our clients to opt for Composite Fillings for their dental concerns.
Also, in comparison to Silver/Amalgam Fillings, use of Composite fillings is much more conservative as it bonds with the tooth & does not require healthy tooth structure to be removed, to create retentive features. This results in more of the healthy tooth structure being preserved, and left unharmed during the tooth preparation prior to the filling.
In-lays and On-lays can be made of Composite or Porcelain. An Inlay is made to sit in the cleaned cavity in the tooth.
On the other hand, an Onlay sits on the tooth and builds up its shape.
Their advantage over normal fillings and dental crowns is that more of the natural healthy tooth is preserved making the bulk of the tooth intact and strong. They blend perfectly with the natural hue of your adjacent teeth and results in a repair work that is virtually undetectable.
High quality Inlays & Onlays can also be fabricated with extreme precision using CAD/CAM technology, so that they leave no space between the prosthetic & the tooth where harmful bacteria could grow. This makes them a better choice in grossly damaged tooth with high susceptibility to infections. For Inlays and Onlays, the tooth is prepared in the same way as a filling, but with more precision.