Fillings, inlays and onlays are all used to combat early signs of tooth decay. While a white filling is made from a composite resin material that can be moulded to fill a cavity, inlays and onlays are custom-made restorations that are bonded over the top of the existing tooth. An inlay is placed inside the edges of the tooth, while an onlay sits over the top of the tooth.
Because inlays and onlays are designed to treat the earlier stages of tooth decay, you don’t have to undergo the preparation treatment required with a crown.
Composite bonding is ideal for repairing minor defects, such as chips, cracks and small gaps. The material can be colour-matched to your natural tooth.
It is highly likely that you can transform your smile with white fillings – simply book a consultation so that one of our dentists can assess your teeth.