Dental fillings are used to restore teeth and treat tooth decay. We all love to talk, laugh or smile, and a silver tooth filling, unfortunately, shows the world we could have taken better care of our teeth.
But what if there was a way to hide the fact that you even had any cavities in the first place?
Tooth coloured fillings are completed in a single appointment, for adults as well as children, and are the preferred treatment of choice these days.
As per the requirement, we offer light cure composite resins and glass ionomer cement fillings, so that you can talk, laugh and smile freely.
Sometimes extensively damaged teeth cannot be repaired by regular fillings, and require inlays and/or onlays. These are made from stronger restorative materials and are fabricated in a lab, using porcelain, metal, or composite resin. Porcelain is currently the material of choice because of its strength and it's potential to match the natural color of your tooth.
An inlay is similar to a filling and is placed inside the tooth. They are custom-made to fit the prepared cavity and are then cemented into place.
Onlays are placed on top of a tooth, and are used in situations where a substantial tooth reconstruction is required. This allows us to conserve more of the tooth, and can sometimes be used instead of a crown.
Inlays and onlays require two dental visits, since they are made-to-order in a dental lab, using precision models of your teeth.
Endodontics is that part of dentistry which deals with the inner portion of your tooth. When tooth decay reaches the nerve, the only way to retain the tooth is by performing a root canal. In this procedure we will clean out the inflamed, infected or necrotic nerve from inside your tooth and place a safe, inert filling material in the root. We strongly recommend placing a crown on the remaining tooth structure, so as to strenghthen it.
Often referred to as 'caps', crowns cover the tooth and help restore shape, size and fnctionality. A crown can be used to make your tooth stronger or it can be used simply to improve its apppearance; it can cover and support a tooth that has a large filling or it can be used to repair a broken or chipped tooth. A crown also is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored, badly shaped, or out of position. Crowns are also used to cover dental implants.
There are various types of crowns available today - all ceramic crowns, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, all-metal crowns.
When we design your individual treatment plan, we'll discuss the best options available to you, as per your particular tooth problem.