White Fillings

At Central Dental care, we have the experience and expertise to bring together the various advanced dental disciplines required to create white fillings that look great and function correctly, are healthy, and will last for many years to come.

Modern white fillings are a combination of resin and nano-particles of glass. This combination gives white fillings their dental name; composite resins.

White fillings can replace decay, just like silver fillings or replace old silver fillings for cosmetic reasons.

Enhanced cosmetics are the main benefit of white fillings; they can look just like natural teeth. Many people are also concerned about mercury-containing silver fillings’ potential risks.

Porcelain Inlays/Porcelain Onlays

Porcelain inlays or porcelain onlays are fillings made from porcelain that fit into or onto the tooth. They are indicated when there is too little tooth structure to support a white filling but there is enough tooth to avoid placing a crown, which is more destructive to the tooth.

Porcelain inlays/porcelain onlays take two visits to complete. The first session is when the filling is placed as temporary. Our master ceramist then creates the custom-made porcelain inlay or onlay in the lab. The second session is 1-2 weeks later when we bond the porcelain inlay, which fits precisely, to the tooth.

The significant advantage of porcelain inlays/porcelain onlays is that they are much more durable than white fillings, lasting up to 30 years. Fillers often reduce the strength of a tooth, but porcelain inlays/porcelain onlays can increase a tooth’s strength.

For more information on any of the above Services, please call our friendly and helpful team on 020 8902 9566.

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