Restorative Dentistry at Yangebup Dental Centre
White Fillings (Composite)
Fillings are the most common type of ‘restorative treatment’. A filling replaces the part of the tooth that has been lost because decay has caused a cavity in the tooth or because the tooth has broken. One option in restoring the tooth is to have a white filling, commonly known as a ‘Composite Filling’.
Composite is available in several shades to perfectly match your tooth. It is bonded directly to your tooth, which can help to support the remaining tooth structure.
Composite is not ideal for all restorations on back teeth especially if you have a large cavity, as bonding does not have the strength over large areas.
The alternative tooth coloured restoration then would be an inlay or onlay.
Inlays / Onlays
Inlays and Onlays are restorations that are used to rebuild a tooth that has lost a significant amount of its structure due to decay or trauma. Similar to dental fillings, but rather than being directly placed into your tooth and then set, they are fabricated in our dental laboratory and then cemented into place. Inlays fit into the tooth, whereas onlays sit on top of the remaining tooth structure.
Inlays and Onlays can be constructed using –
Bridges help maintain the shape of your face and alleviate the stress in your bite by replacing missing teeth. Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, a bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been.
Contact the professional team at Yangebup Dental Centre today for a consultation and find out how we can help you restore the health of your teeth!.
Call 9417 9888 or send an appointment request!