At our Kelowna dental clinic, our dentists use white composite fillings to repair tooth decay and help restore the tooth's function and structure.
What is a Dental Filling?
A dental filling is a restorative material your dentist uses to repair a cavity or tooth damage, like a fracture or crack. Although fillings can be made from a number of materials, at Dr. Steve Johnson Dental Group we offer tooth-coloured composite fillings to our patients.
Composite resin, or tooth-coloured fillings, are durable and can be used on either front or back teeth. Because they are white they can be closely matched to existing teeth.
With proper care, most dental fillings can last for many years. They are not, however, permanent and may need to be replaced.
Ultimately, the best type of dental filling is no dental filling. You can dramatically decrease your risk of cavities and other dental diseases with good dental hygiene and prevention.
Inlays & Onlays
Dental inlays and onlays are restorations that are made outside of the mouth and then used to fill a cavity generally on a molar or premolar. In cases where a tooth is too damaged to support a standard filling, but not damaged enough to warrant a crown, inlays are used to repair decay between the cusps of a tooth and onlays are used to cover the cusps as well.