Small gaps, chips and other imperfections can often be rectified with composite bonding, using a similar, mouldable material to that of white fillings. Composite bonding is completely non-invasive, so your natural tooth won’t be affected by the procedure, and the material can be colour-matched to the rest of your smile.
While bonding does not offer the same strength as porcelain restorations, such as veneers, it is ideal for minor dental problems, and typically lasts between five and 10 years. The procedure is pain-free, and can usually be carried out in a single session at Stricklands Dental Fitness Centre.
Inlays & Onlays
If your dentist discovers dental damage or tooth decay that is too advanced to be treated with a filling. But not bad enough to require a crown, inlays and onlays offer an excellent cosmetic solution that restores both strength and function. The prosthetic fittings, created either from ceramic or composite materials using your dental impressions, are laid over the top of the tooth – either inside its edges (inlays), or outside (onlays). It is a relatively minor procedure that delivers a natural-looking result.