Fillings and Dental inlays

Fillings are mostly used to restore the natural shape and function of teeth that display minor erosion due to decay (cavities)

If left untreated, cavities can lead to infections or an abscess of the tooth, and even multiple tooth loss.

There are a few different materials that can be used to fill a hole in your tooth. Indirect fillings are those that require a couple of visits as the tooth is treated with a tailormade filling that is crafted to your needs in a dental laboratory before fitting. Direct fillings are those that can be applied in one sitting, or chairside.

White- or tooth-coloured options prove to be the most popular of these options as they remain the quickest and most natural-looking of the options – no one can tell that you’ve had a filling.

Indirect inlays or Onlays:

Porcelain fillings. Porcelain fillings are referred to as onlays or inlays and are custom-made and then fitted to your teeth. They boast a similar durability to that of gold fillings but look more natural.

Gold or Metal indirect fillings are referred to as onlays or inlays and are custom-made and then fitted to your teeth

Composite Fillings these are white filling material (made of powdered glass or other ceramic particles added to a resin base) is the material of choice for restoration of small cavities. Major advances in the properties of this material have allowed us to completely change the way we treat decay.

With less drilling we can keep more of your healthy tooth and provide an absolute colour match to your original tooth.
Silver (amalgam) fillings. Silver fillings are also durable, but due to their noticeable colour are mostly used for treating the back teeth.


All treatments can be discussed with our Treatment Care Coordinator, and we can show you images of what the treatment will look like using out Digital Scanner. Give the Practice a call or email us, alternatively fill in the Contact us form and someone will contact you to book you in