Mt Eden Dental Surgery Mt Eden
Dental Surgery

Fillings

There are many restorative materials used to ‘fill’ a tooth that has been destroyed, broken, damaged or previously filled.

SOME OF THE FACTORS IN MAKING A CHOICE ARE:

THE MAIN MATERIALS AVAILABLE

composite-filling

Composite Resins

Glass Ionomers

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Amalgam (silver)

Alloys

Porcelain

ONLAY / INLAY
onlay An onlay is where the tooth tissue is broken away and the restoration covers the tooth biting surfaces, or it is covered to prevent further fractures.

An inlay fits inside the tooth contours. These restorations usually need two visits. At the first – preparation of the tooth, and a mould is taken. At the second – fitting, cementing and polishing.

Before
before_fillingsPreoperative occlusal view of failing Amalgam restoration.

After
after_fillings Postoperative view of replacement porcelain inlay.

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