At Saba Road Dental Center in Richmond, our dentists use white composite fillings, inlays and onlays to repair fractured, chipped or decayed teeth.
Restore Damage or Decay with a Filling
Fillings can be 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.
Composite resin fillings are white, tooth-coloured fillings that are used both to restore decayed areas, and make cosmetic improvements to your smile. Composite fillings can reshape disfigured teeth or change the colour of teeth. They bond directly to the tooth and support the remaining tooth structure.
The key benefit of composite fillings over amalgam (silver) fillings is their appearance. Your dentist will blend shades to create a composite that is almost identical in colour to your natural teeth.
Inlays & Onlays
Dental inlays and onlays are restorations used to repair decayed or damaged teeth that are not damaged enough to need a dental crown, but too damaged for a dental filling.
Inlays are larger than regular fillings and fill the spaces in between the cusps (rounded edges) at the centre of the tooth's surface.
Aesthetic inlays are now strong enough to be placed in the back teeth as well as the front. Replacing old silver fillings with aesthetic inlays made from porcelain or composite is a simple way to improve the natural beauty of your smile.
Onlays cover one or more cusps, and in some cases cover the entire biting surface of a tooth. Onlays can be used in cases where a dental crown would be excessive.
Dental onlays are typically more durable, and last longer, than a standard dental filling. Dental onlays can last for up to 30 years with proper care.