At South Granville Dentistry in Vancouver, we provide our patients with white composite fillings, inlays and onlays to repair decayed, fractured, or chipped teeth.
Composite resin fillings are white, tooth-coloured fillings. They are used both to restore decayed areas and to make cosmetic improvements to your smile by changing the colour of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth. Composites bond to the tooth and support the remaining tooth structure.
The main benefit of composite fillings over amalgam (silver) fillings is how they look.
Our dentists can blend shades to create a colour that is almost identical to the colour of the natural teeth.
Inlays and onlays are indirect fillings that are single-piece, pre-made restorations. At South Granville Dentistry, our dentists use inlays and onlays when molars and pre-molars are too damaged to support standard fillings. Typically, they are stronger and last longer than regular fillings.
Larger than a regular filling, an inlay fills the space in between the cusps, or rounded edges, at the centre of the tooth's surface.
Aesthetic inlays can be made from either composite or porcelain. These are now strong enough to be placed in the back teeth as well as the front. Replacing old silver fillings with aesthetic inlays is a simple way to help you improve the natural beauty of your smile.
Onlays cover one or more cusps. In some cases, onlays cover the entire biting surface of a tooth. In cases where a dental crown would be excessive onlays will be used instead.
Typically dental onlays are more durable, and last longer, than a regular dental filling. With proper care dental onlays can last for up to 30 years.
We are always happy to accept new patients to our dental clinic! With a comprehensive range of dental services, South Granville Dentistry can help you maintain and protect your oral health. Get in touch with us today to book an appointment.