At our Clinic we have the experience and expertise to bring together the various advanced dental disciplines required create white fillings that not only look great but they function correctly, are healthy and will last for many years to come.
White Fillings can be used to replace decay, just like silver fillings or replace old silver fillings for cosmetic reasons.
The enhanced cosmetics are the main benefit of white fillings, they can look just like natural teeth. Many people are also concerned about the potential risks of mercury containing silver fillings.
On average White Fillings should last for 3 - 5 years. At our Clinic we advise that white fillings are best when the cavity/ filling to be replaced is small to medium in size. When a larger filling is required a porcelain inlay or porcelain onlay is a better option.
Porcelain Inlays / Porcelain Onlays
Porcelain inlays or porcelain onlays are fillings made of porcelain that fit into or onto the tooth. They are indicated when there is too little tooth structure to predictably support a white filling but there is enough tooth to avoid placing a crown, which is more destructive to the tooth.
The big advantage of porcelain onlays is that they are that they are much more durable than white fillings, lasting up 10 years. Fillings often reduce the strength of a tooth but porcelain onlays can actually increase a tooth's strength